Facts about cumin seeds

Herb Cuminum cyminum

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. The Cumin plant grows to about 1 to 2 feet tall and is harvested by hand. Cumin is a key component in both Chili Powder and Curry Powder. Cumin 'seeds' are actually the small  ..

Mushrooms are low in calories

Mushrooms facts

Mushrooms are low in calories, have no cholesterol and are virtually free of fat and sodium. Mushrooms also contain other essential minerals like Selenium, which works with Vitamin E to produce antioxidants that neutralize "free radicals" which can cause cell damage. Studies have suggested that selenium may reduce the  ..

Sugar facts

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

Did you know... sugar was one of the first pharmaceutical ingredients used, as it still is today, to mask the bitter taste of medicines? in 1899, the very first carton was used to pack sugar? This revolutionized the sugar business, greatly improving upon the crude wooden barrels from which sugar was  ..

Black and white colors

Black is the color of authority and power

Black Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men.  ..

Prepration of cinnamon tea

Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon tea is a great way to reap the health benefits of cinnamon. You can buy cinnamon tea but it's quite easy to make your own with the following recipe. Ingredients 1 cinnamon stick 1 c. of boiling water Directions Break cinnamon stick into pieces and place in a cup. Add boiling water. Cover  ..

Five types of radish

Different types of radish

There are five main RADISHES varieties of radishes. Red Globe This variety is the most popular in the United States and is the familiar looking red and white radish. It is small, round or oval shaped, sometimes referred to as "button" red radishes. They range in diameter from one to four inches  ..

Fresh sweet corn on the cob

Nutritional Value

Current Facts Fresh sweet corn on the cob is even more American than apple pie. The equivalent of three pounds of corn is consumed by the average American each day in the form of dairy products, poultry, or meat. Hundreds of varieties and hybrids of corn available today include dent  ..

Home remedies using ginger

Chinese medicine ginger

Ginger has many uses in the home remedies department and can be used to help arthritis, diarrhea, flu, headache, heart and menstrual problems, diabetes, stomach upset and motion sickness. Muscle Strains - Apply warm ginger paste with turmeric to the affected area twice a day. Sore Throat - Boil some water  ..

Earth science answers

Real answers from earth science exams

REAL ANSWERS FROM EARTH SCIENCE EXAMS The terrestrial planets are much larger than the gas giants. Wegener found matching bedbugs on opposite sides of the Atlantic. The main problem associated with limestone aquifers is Lyme disease. We don't have rock salt on Guam because that forms from from evaporation of oceans and we  ..

Chemistry rhymes

Rhymes in chemistry

Old Man Stokes Old man Stokes was a gentleman fine Who lived beside the Raleigh line; Old anti-Stokes, his existance denied, Lived never-the-less on the other side.   ..

Ultrasound during pregnancy


Is ultrasound safe during pregnancy? The equipment is able to provide real-time continuous pictures of the moving fetus. These images are created from high frequency sound waves emitted from a transducer that is placed in contact with the abdomen and moved around like a flashlight all around the uterus.  ..

Honey safe during pregnancy


Is it safe to consume honey while pregnant? Yes. The digestive tract of adults are able to fend off the botulism spores, ( which are present in honey )render them harmless, and prevent them from growing. Since the spores would be killed in the gastrointestinal tract, no toxin will be  ..

Birth defects

10 things you should know

1. Did you know that birth defects are common? Fact: Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies every year and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths. For many babies born with a birth defect, there is no family history of the condition. 2. Did you know that a woman should take  ..

What is dandy walker variant

It is a brain malformation

Dandy Walker variant (medical condition): A less severe form of a brain malformation called Dandy-Walker. The brain malformation involves the development of a cyst which may interfere with the drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and lead to hydrocephalus. Many patients don't have symptoms until adulthood or remain asymptomatic but some  ..

Pineapple is loaded with vitamins and minerals

Pineapple Strengthens Bones

Pineapple is Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals The obvious benefits of pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol. The benefits of pineapple can be achieved through eating fresh,  ..

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