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All about “Jujube”

April 12, 2020

Nutritional value of jujube What is a “portion” of jujube worth? Weight / volume Raw 70 g (5 medium) Dried 35 g Calories 55 kcal 100 kcal Protein 0.8g 1.3 g Carbohydrates 14.2 g 25.8 g Fat 0.1g 0.4 g Vitamin C 48 mg 4.6 mg Health effects of jujube Vitamin C / antioxidants The […]

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All about “Yam”

April 12, 2020

Nutritional value of yams   Cooked yam, ½ cup (125 ml) / 72 g Calories  83 Protein  1.1 g Carbohydrates  19.7g Fat  0.1g Dietary fiber  2.8g Glycemic load  : Moderate Antioxidant power  : Yes, but exact data not available Source  : Health Canada. Canadian Nutrient File , 2010. Yam health profile     The yam is an original replacement for the potato or sweet […]

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All about “Oyster”

April 12, 2020

Health profile The oyster, which is a bivalve mollusc (a valve, each of the two parts of their shell), is an excellent source of vitamin B12 , copper , iron , zinc , as well as several other nutrients. In addition, the lipid content of the oyster, slightly higher than that of other seafood, gives it the advantage of being a good source of vitamins […]

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All about “Dried beans”

April 12, 2020

Health profile Beans or beans? The essential dish of “baked beans” from Quebec is not made of beans, but white beans. There are many varieties of beans: kidneys, red, pinto, adzuki, white, black, etc. From a botanical point of view, the word “bean” only applies to legumes of the genus Vicia, of which the gourd is a […]

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All about “Vegetable oils”

April 12, 2020

Health profile All oils are composed, in varying proportions, of three types of fatty acids: saturated , monounsaturated and polyunsaturated . They are classified according to the predominant fatty acids. Olive and canola (or rapeseed) oils, increasingly popular in North America, are largely made up of monounsaturated fats. These are known to exert several beneficial effects on health. Other active compounds present in these oils […]

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All about “Mung beans”

April 12, 2020

What are mung beans? Beans have beans with long, thin and slightly hairy pods. The best known variety is green but there are more than 200 varieties of different colors. The mung bean is native to India and is widely used in Asia. It is the germ of the mung bean , commonly called bean sprout, which is part of the composition […]

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All about “Palm oil”

April 12, 2020

Composition Here is the content of palm oil in detail: Palm oil: understand everything in 2 min What is a “portion” of palm oil worth? Weight / volume Palm oil, 100 g Calories 885 kcal Protein 0 g Carbohydrates 0 g Fat 100g -saturated 49.3g – monounsaturated 37 g -polyunsaturated 9.3 g Vitamin K 8 […]

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All about “Coconut beans”

April 12, 2020

Nutritional value of coconut beans Per 100 g  Calories 136 kcal Carbohydrates 24.46 g Dietary fiber 10 g Protein 9.34 g Fat 0.46 g Iron 2.09 mg Zinc 1.14 mg Copper 0.231 mg Potassium 387 mg Food folates 207 µg Source: Health Canada, Canadian Food File, 2009 version Health effects of coconut beans In general, […]

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All about “Canola / Rapeseed oil”

April 12, 2020

Health profile All oils are composed, in varying proportions, of three types of fatty acids: saturated , monounsaturated and polyunsaturated . They are classified according to the predominant fatty acids. Canola (or rapeseed) oil is largely made up of monounsaturated fats, known for their beneficial effects. In addition, other active compounds present in this oil can bring health benefits. Active ingredients and properties Canola […]

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All about “Common bean”

April 12, 2020

Fresh common bean is a vegetable found on our stalls during the summer. Until recently, the yellow beans, or butter beans, were mainly consumed in North America, while Europe has always had a marked predilection for green beans. Characteristics of fresh common bean: Low in calories; Rich in fiber; Source of vitamin C; Stimulates intestinal transit; […]

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All about “Lobster”

April 12, 2020

Health profile Lobster has a very interesting nutritional value, being a source of several vitamins and minerals, such as copper, selenium, zinc and vitamin B12. Active ingredients and properties The active ingredients in lobster have not been the subject of specific research. However, we note a few studies showing interesting results on the benefits of eating […]

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All about “Herring”

April 12, 2020

Health profile Herring is a very abundant and among the most widely caught sea fish in the world. It is rich in B-complex vitamins, vitamins A and D, selenium, phosphorus and of course omega-3. Fresh, its taste is similar to that of sardines. Active ingredients and properties The active ingredients in herring have not been the subject […]

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All about “Pomegranate / Grenade”

April 12, 2020

The health benefits of pomegranate Several  prospective  and  epidemiological studies  have revealed that a high consumption of fruits and vegetables decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases 3 , certain cancers 25  and other chronic diseases 1 , 2,26 . The presence of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables could play a role in these protective effects. Pomegranate juice for cardiovascular disease . Several studies have found that regular consumption  of […]

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All about “Guava”

April 12, 2020

Nutritional value of guava Per 100 g   Calories 68 kcal Water 81g Carbohydrates 14.3 g Protein 2.6g Fat 0.9 g Dietary fiber 5.4 g Vitamin C 228 mg Vitamin A 31 mg Potassium 417 mg Health Effects of Guava Antioxidants The antioxidant content of guava is very interesting. Indeed, several scientific studies have shown that […]

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