Value of FOOD
ample of vitamin C, high fructose, antioxidant,
helps to maintain immunity system, and
can be eaten for diarrhea and gastroenteritis.
Bananas are one of the
nature’s ideal snacks containing
high potassium and easy to digest and
good popular solid food for babies. Un
ripped bananas cause intestinal wind.
Cabbage is rich in vit.
C, K, E, and potassium. Beta-carotene,
fiber, foliate, and thiamin, are also
present. But it can cause flatulence and
may cause iron deficiency if taken in
Both fresh and dried dates
contain vitamin C. Dried dates are a rich
source of potassium and a more concentrated
source of niacin copper, iron and magnesium.
100gm dried dates contains 227 calories.
Dried dates contain high sugar and can
cause teeth decay and gum disease if eating
it too frequently.
Egg is the
most popular natural inexpensive food
provides protein, vitamin B12 and minerals
for vegetarians. But it contains high
cholesterol. An egg contains 6-8 gm of
fat. A single egg yolk provides approx
448 mg of cholesterol. Most popularly
used eggs are from hens. Other eggs used
are ducks, quails and bantams.
Most of the fish varieties
are rich in protein, Vitamin B12 &
D (for healthy nervous system) and Iodine
(for functioning of thyroid gland). Many
experts believe that the OMEGA 3 fatty
acids in the fishes help to protect against
heart and circulation problems.
Omega 3 is always useful for the development
of the eyes and brain and good for such
However between smoked and pickled fish are
not recommended as it may cause cancer if eaten
to excess. Steaming, baking or grilling fish
is good for health. Fish liver oil is excellent
source of Vitamin A & D. 10 ml cod liver
oil contain 1.2gm of vitamin A, 0.02g of vitamin
D and about 2gm of omega 3 fatty acid more than
enough for adult’s daily requirements.
of grapes are rich in potassium and provide
few vitamin and minerals. They are sweet
and comparatively low fattening and 100
gm grapes contain approx 60 calories.
Black grape contains antioxidants that
may help to prevent cancer and heart disease.
Special care to be taken for through cleaning
because the dust, yeast pesticides and
fungicides are often present in un washed
Honey is generally sweet.
But it flavor depends on which flowers
are the bees have visited. Acacia honey
is mild while chestnut honey is always
bitter taste. The medicinal properties
also depends on in which flowers the bees
have visited. But honey is still considered
as a remedy for chest complaint, especially
for removing phlegm. It also has antiseptic
properties and helps speedy cure of wounds.
Honey can be used together with food or
instead of jams, butter & spreads.
is one of the most favorite kid’s
foods. It contains cream, milk, sugar
and flavorings. The stabilisers and emulsifiers
also may be added to increase its shelf
life. It’s protein content is similar
to milk and also have vitamins A,B2,B12
and calcium But it’s fat content
is ranging from 5-15%. Diary ice cream
contain milk fat only. Both diary and
non-diary ice creams contain saturated
fat, which is not good for circulatory
system and heart. 100 gm of ice cream
contains 190 calories, 9.8 gm fat, 3.6
gm protein 24.4 gm carbohydrate, and 130
mg calcium. It is best to eat the low
fat ice creams at low quantity and less
Jackfruit is the biggest
fruit,30-40 kg is not rare. There are
2 types of jack fruits viz.-Hard fleshed
and soft fleshed. Hard fleshed is used
as fruit and soft fleshed is used as a
vegetable. Ripped fruits can be used for
making jams. It contains 25 % starch and
1.87 %sugar and vitamin C etc. Jack tree’s
wood is very hard and yellowish in colour
and can be used for Doors, windows and
furniture similar to teak wood or rose
wood. Jack tree is native to India.
is an excellent source of vitamin C, which
helps to restore immune system and contains
fewer calories. The practice of drinking
lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey in
hot water is widely used all over the
world a remedy for cold and throat infection.
However the high acidity may destroy the
tooth enamel. |
is a rich source of anti oxidants, vitamin
C and beta carotene which is readily absorbed
by the body and converted in to vitamin
A. The mango is rich in sugar viz. about
14% of its weight. The Alphonsa variety
of mango is very tasty and superior in
quality and a Native to INDIA.
of vitamin C and ONE fruit gives sufficient
quantity of vitamin C for an adult’s
daily requirement. It is an anti oxidant
and also contains thiamin, folate vitamin
B and pectin that lower blood cholesterol
levels. Some people are allergic to citrus
fruits and may develop a rash soon after
is a sweaty and juicy when ripped and
having many medicinal properties. Gargling
with juice is good for sore throat. It
is also believed that eating of pineapple
help to relieve catarrh, arthritis, bronchitis
latest research reveals that it contain an enzyme
called bromelain which breaks down proteins.
It may help to break up blood clots and therefore
useful in the treatment of heart disease. It
may also help to combat sinus and urinary tract
the main food for half of the world population.
It contain excellent source of starch
which provides energy and the protein
Rice is the native of India or China and
it is believed that it was cultivated
there more than 6500 years ago.
best variety of rice is cultivated in INDIA –namely
BASUMATI RICE-a long grain variety. The brown
rice contains more vitamins, minerals, and fiber
than white rice. Rice is easily digestible and
slowly absorbed as it release the glucose slowly
in to the blood and help to control blood glucose
level. However the intake to be restricted by
diabetic patients as it contain high quantity
is known as a fruit of sea and are rich
in protein, low in fat, calories contain
a host of vital nutrients like vitamins
B1, B2, B12 and niacin, selenium, calcium,
magnesium iodine and zinc. They are namely
prawn, shrimps, crabs, lobsters, clams,
oysters, mussels and cry fish etc. These
can be cooked with various delicious dishes
or cooked with vegetables or rise.
researches reveal that eating of shellfish tends
to reduce the blood cholesterol level. All shellfishes
prove to bacterial hazards. Care should take
in buying quality shellfish and eating in moderation.
are used in vegetable as well as fruit.
Best in preparation of salads and equally
best in preparation of soup, sauce, juice,
are a good source of potassium, betacarotone,
vitamin C&E, with very low calorie