Category: Fruits and Berries

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Whole Lemon Powder

Lemons are believed to have originated in India or China. Lemons have been principally used for their juice, and as an ingredient in cooking and baking. Because of its citric acid content and low ph of 2-3, lemon has been used for its antiseptic characteristics, for digestion and for helping clear common ailments such as clogged sinuses. Most germs do not survive at low ph. Lemon tree cultivation spread to Europe during the 1400’s through their trade with India, and…

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Bilberry

Bilberries (also known as Vaccinium myrtillus, wild blueberries, and blue whortleberries) have been shown to have the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) rating of more than 20 fresh fruits and berries. ORAC is a measure that USDA researchers use to determine the antioxidant capacity of different foods. The antioxidant properties of bilberries were shown to be even stronger than those of cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, plums, or cultivated blueberries. The antioxidant powers and health benefits of bilberries can be attributed…

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Tart Cherries

Sour cherries (also called tart cherries) are loaded with important nutrients, including phytochemicals (disease-fighting plant compounds), antioxidants and vitamin C. This tiny red fruit is beneficial for cancer prevention, reduces inflammation, enhances heart health and provides other health benefits. Sour cherries are red fruits. Red fruits and vegetables are rich in the antioxidant phytochemical class known as anthocyanins. Phytochemicals give brightly colored fruits and vegetables their colorful hues. Anthocyanins, in particular, encourage healthy circulation, ensure proper nerve function and offer…

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Apples

There are many antioxidants in apples that block absorption of harmful free radicals that can age you prematurely and cause disease. The polyphenols responsible for the antioxidant benefits of apples also help reduce artery clogging than can lead to heart health problems. These same anti-inflammatory properties are why apples help reduce asthma-related swelling. The fiber content also improves the heart health benefits of apples, which has been known to reduce bad cholesterol. By literally eating “an apple a day,” you…

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Lemon Peel

Lemons are thought to be originated in the Himalayan foothills of North-East India, from where they spread all across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and as far as Americas. Like other citrus plants, lemons are small, spreading, evergreen trees growing up to 10-12 feet in most cultivated plantations. They flourish well in temperate and tropical environments, whereas, cold and frosty conditions would affect their growth adversely. Stems are often armed with sharp, stout thorns. Fully-grown plant bears fragrant, white flowers…

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Bergamot Oil

Bergamot is a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting the Bergamot Oil. The scientific name of Bergamot is Citrus Aurantium var or Citrus Bergamia. It is a tropical plant but thrives well in Europe too. Bergamot Oil, like Alpha Pinene and Limonene, are anti depressant and stimulant in nature. They give a feeling of freshness, joy and energy in cases of sadness and depression by improving circulation. Flavonoids present in Bergamot oil are very good relaxants too. They…

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Pomegranate Seeds

The name for the pomegranate fruit is derived from Latin and literally means “seeded apple.” Only the seeds are edible and are found inside this large, hexagonal-shaped red fruit. An average pomegranate contains about 600 juicy seeds, also known as arils, which are encapsulated in white pith. The pomegranate fruit is low in calories, high in fiber, high in vitamins and high in phytochemicals that may promote heart health and help to prevent cancer.   Featured Blend: Himalayan White

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Goji Berries

The goji berry is also called the wolfberry. It is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that’s native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been eaten for generations in the hopes of living longer. Goji berries are eaten raw, cooked, or dried (like raisins) and are used in herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. One of zeaxanthin’s key roles is to protect the…

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Rose hips

Rose hips are the cherry-sized red fruits of the rose bush, it is red, with a tart lemon-orange flavor, much like cranberry. Rose hip is a good source of vitamin C. Rose hip tea is refreshing, pleasantly tart and contains vitamins A, B, C, E and K, pectin and organic acids. Besides battling colds, the nutrient-rich tea boosts your health in other ways as well. Rose hips tea has been used in Scandinavia for a very long time. By itself, this…

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Acai Berry

The acai berry grows as a wild plant on top of many native palm trees in the Amazon rainforest, with the fruits of the plant being harvested by local farmers. The acai berry is known for its deep purple color, as well as for being a rich source of many important antioxidant vitamins. The major benefits of the acai berry are thought to include its strong heart health benefits. In health food circles, the acai berry is known as one…

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Orange Peel

The carbohydrates found in orange peels have intriguing, potentially health promoting prebiotic properties. Orange  peel lowers the chance of heartburn. A compound found in the peels of citrus fruit has the potential to lower cholesterol. Featured Blend: Acai Oolong