Sudhir Ahluwalia

Food and Nutrition

Plants are a source of nutrition to all living beings. Survival on this planet would become nearly impossible without this flora. This is a segment on food and nutrition.

Grapes – a staple Biblical food

Grapes – a staple Biblical food

Featured image: Stevia rebaudiana The global sweetener market is forecast to rise at a CAGR of 4.78 percent during the period 2016 to 2020. The US sweetener market alone is expected to exceed $45 billion by 2020....

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Indonesian Cassia

Indonesian Cassia

Featured Photo: Indonesian cassia - www.cassia.coop Cinnamomum burmannii grows in the wet evergreen forests of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It yields a cheaper variety of cinnamon, popularly called Indonesian cassia. This shrub reaches a height of about...

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Cassia Overview

Cassia Overview

Photo: Cell-logic.au masthead Genomics and biotechnology are current buzz words, and natural product industry innovators have the opportunity to create new products using these technologies. Christine Houghton, an Australia based nutritionist and nutritional medicine...

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True Cinnamon – Medicinal Uses

True Cinnamon – Medicinal Uses

Grapes are one of the seven staple foods mentioned in Deuteronomy 8.8 ‘A land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey”. Grape was one of the seven fruits that Moses messengers discovered in the land of Israel....

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Cinnamon Overview

Cinnamon Overview

Featured photo: Bernard Thiry Cinnamon is one of the more famous spices from Biblical and pre-Biblical times. It originates from a number of species, including Cinnamomum zeylanicum syn in the Family Lauraceae. Cinnamomum brumannii, Cinnamomum cassia, and Cinnamomum...

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Medicinal Properties Of Lemon Grass

Medicinal Properties Of Lemon Grass

The medicinal properties of lemongrass have been widely studied. It contains 65–85 percent citral and myrcene, which have antibacterial and analgesic properties. It also has restorative, digestive, antitussive, antiviral, analgesic, antiemetic, anticardiopathic,...

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