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  • #16
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    Thanks Blackstar for the info, we grow calloo, pepper and suesummba. I did not know about the peppers, have lots of those too.

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    • #17
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      Susumba (also known as gully bean) has anti-spasmodic, sudorific, stomachic, and demulcent (soothe and protect mucuous membranes) properties.

      The leaves are prepared and used on the skin to relieve a range of complaints. It is good for persons suffering from stomach complaints, lack of appetite and cold-related ailments. It is also a remedy for athlete's foot. Persons suffering from oral thrush can use a mouthwash from the fruit to gain relief from this complaint.
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        The fruit of the breadfruit tree is a nutritious and starchy staple crop for many areas of the Pacific and Caribbean. Nutritional analysis reveals that the starchy breadfruit is also a relatively good source of iron, calcium, potassium, riboflavin, and niacin. The nutritional composition of breadfruit varies, depending on the method of preparation. For example, the phosphorus content is 3479 mg/100g in fresh breadfruit, 4291 mg/100g when roasted, and 2738 mg/100g when boiled.

        The latex is also used medicinally as a massage ointment to treat broken bones, sprains, and bruises. The latex and mashed leaves are often used to treat fungal infections, indicating that this mixture may have antimicrobial properties. In the West Indies, the leaf is collected when yellow and brewed into a tea to reduce high blood pressure and control diabetes.

        The bark has exhibited cytotoxic activity in bioassays against leukemia. Both the bark and the roots show antimicrobial activity and potential as anti-tumor agents.

        The male inflorescences of Artocarpus have been burned as a mosquito repellent, or toasted and applied topically to relieve toothaches.
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          Gungo peas are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also a good source of protein and copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, folate and manganese. A detailed comparative study of the nutritional aspects of green and matured pigeon pea seeds favours the consumption of pigeon pea as a vegetable than as a matured grain.
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            The health benefits of ginger have been known for over 2000 years.

            In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is used to calm upset stomachs, soothe nausea and stop diarrhea. Other traditional health practitioners also understood the health benefits of ginger - it has been widely used in Europe to help relieve menstrual cramps, treat the symptoms of the common cold and ease headaches. One of the newest reports of the health benefits of ginger is that it may stop cancer from growing and spreading.

            What Is Responsible for the Health Benefits of Ginger?
            The health benefits of ginger come from chemicals called volatile oils, specifically gingerols and shogaols, that also give ginger its spicy, pungent taste. Those oils stimulate your body to produce more digestive juices and help neutralize the stomach acids that cause cramping, nausea and diarrhea. Ginger is also a natural decongestant and antihistamine, which makes it a natural treatment for head colds.

            Research Supports the Health Benefits of Ginger
            There are several studies that support the traditionally known health benefits of ginger. Those include:<ul type="square">[*]Two studies about the health benefits of ginger in helping pregnant women with morning sickness showed that ginger root preparations were more effective than a placebo.[*]A clinical trial that proved that ginger root helped prevent seasickness better than a placebo.[*]Preliminary results in animal trials show that ginger seems to prevent or slow the rate of tumor growth in cancer.[/list]The nutritional value of ginger includes lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, many minerals and vitamins, plus trace nutrients. In some places it is used as a vegetable because it also contains potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C and riboflavin.
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            • #21
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              Callaloo - That what I am having for lunch today - callaloo cooked this morning with onions, tomatoe, and seasoned with scotch bonnet pepper, black pepper and some addobo seasoning. No rice, no meat just a big bowl of ilelaloo.
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