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All about “Papaya”

May 3, 2020

Nutritional value of papaya   Fresh papaya, ½ fruit, 13 cm diameter / 150 g Calories 59 Protein 0.9 g Carbohydrates 15.0 g Fat 0.2g Dietary fiber 2.7g Glycemic load  : Moderate Antioxidant power  : unknown Source  : Health Canada. Canadian Nutrient File , 2010. Papaya health profile   The papaya is consumed simply fresh or dried as a snack . Its small black seeds have a slightly peppery flavor . Rich in fiber , it […]

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All about “Pignon”

May 3, 2020

Health profile Sometimes called “pine nut”, the pinion is a seed housed between the shells of the apple of certain pines growing in particular in southern Europe. The pinion is also very popular in this region of the globe, and it is more and more welcomed on the shelves of North American markets. In addition to being […]

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All about “Parsnip”, a vegetable with a sweet flavor

May 3, 2020

Raw as cooked, parsnip reveals a pleasant sweet flavor. This root vegetable from the carrot family contains many minerals and vitamins. It comes from the Mediterranean basin and has been consumed for centuries. It is a winter vegetable that can be eaten cooked in water, as a soup or mash. Parsnip characteristics: Rich in fiber; Source of antioxidants; […]

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All about “Pomelo”, citrus fruit derived from grapefruit

May 3, 2020

The health benefits of pomelo Antioxidant As with other citrus fruits, pomelo is rich in vitamin C, naringin, and limonoids which are rich in antioxidants and help scavenge free radicals. Hydrating Composed of 90% water, pomelo is a very hydrating citrus fruit that will contribute to your daily water intake, in addition to a good […]

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All about “Physalis”

May 3, 2020

Nutritional value of Physalis Fresh ground cherries, 75 g / 125 ml (about 16 ground cherries) Calories 39 Protein 1.4 g Carbohydrates 8.3 g Fat 0.5 g Dietary fiber No data available Glycemic load No data available Antioxidant power No data available Source  : Health Canada. Canadian Nutrient File, 2007. Health profile of ground cherry The ground […]

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All about “Pepper”, a low-calorie vegetable

May 3, 2020

The pepper is the symbol of summer that can be found in salads as well as ratatouilles. It is low in calories, rich in vitamin and easy to cook. This fruit vegetable is native to Mexico and is said to have been brought back to Europe by Christopher Columbus. Characteristics of the pepper: Rich in antioxidants; Rich […]

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All about “Peas”

May 2, 2020

Health profile Although it belongs to the botanical family of legumes, the fresh green pea is an immature seed that is eaten like a vegetable. It is one of Canada’s top five vegetable crops and contains more protein than most other vegetables. Except in season, green peas are relatively inaccessible in their fresh form; many then turn to […]

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All about “Pecan (pecan)”

April 30, 2020

Health profile Fruit of a tree growing abundantly in the United States, pecans were part of the traditional Native American diet. It is still popular today, especially in pie. Its protein content is relatively low compared to other nuts such as almonds. Fresh pecan is one of the richest in fat, but its content is rich in unsaturated […]

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All about “Persimmon”, the national fruit of Japan

April 13, 2020

Persimmon is the fruit of the persimmon tree belonging to the large family of hardwoods such as ebony. It is the only tree in this family to produce an edible fruit. Persimmon is the national fruit of Japan. It is also grown in China, Israel, Korea and the United States. There are hundreds of different varieties of persimmon but […]

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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 “Prickly Pear”

April 3, 2020

The health benefits of prickly pear Regulates transit The prickly pear provides fiber in considerable quantities, which will facilitate intestinal transit by fighting against constipation . Antioxidant It is the vitamin C provided by the prickly pear which gives it antioxidant properties. It will therefore allow good cell renewal for all body tissues. Hydrating Composed of a large amount of […]

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All about “Passion fruit”

April 3, 2020

Nutritional value of passion fruit   Raw passion fruit, 2 fruits (36 g) Calories 35 Protein 0.8g Carbohydrates 8.4 g Fat 0.3 g Dietary fiber 3.7g Glycemic load No data available Antioxidant power  Yes, but exact data not available Sources  : Health Canada. Canadian Nutrient File , 2010. Health profile of passion fruit The passion fruit, also called granadilla , is […]

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All about “Pumpkin”, a food rich in vitamins

April 1, 2020

Pumpkin is the most commonly eaten in North America. The pumpkin contains a particularly interesting amount of carotenoids, antioxidant compounds. Unfortunately, it is more often used as a decorative element during Halloween than prepared for consumption. Pumpkin features: Source of beta-carotene; Excellent source of vitamin A; Source of phosphorus and magnesium; Source of vitamin B2; Source of […]

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Pollinator decline threatens global agriculture – Bee

May 16, 2018

As the 2018 agriculture fair opens and the agricultural world is confronted with multiple crises, let us remember that two years ago, researchers gathered in IBPES presented the results of a a large study showing the dependence of global agriculture on pollinators. The report also explained that these species are clearly in decline and that their […]

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Pesticide waste management in Quebec

May 16, 2018

Pesticide wastes consist of all or a portion of pesticides and materials contaminated with pesticides. This definition includes rinsing water (from rinsing empty containers and sprays), expired or withdrawn concentrate, empty containers, remaining slurry, spill residue and contaminated soil. There are two types of waste; household waste generated by the personal use of Class 4 and Class […]

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