Vegetables

All about “Chervil / French Parsley”

April 1, 2020

Nutritional value of chervil What is a “portion” of chervil worth? Weight / volume Dried, 5 ml / 1 g Calories 1 kcal Protein 0.14 g Carbohydrates 0.3 g Fat 0.02g Dietary fiber 0.1g Source: Health Canada, Canadian Food File, 2009 version Health effects of chervil Herbs are usually not consumed in large quantities. Used as […]

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All about “Celeriac / Celery root”

April 1, 2020

Health profile of celeriac     The celeriac is a vegetable to the delicate flavor which deserves to be better known. Raw or cooked , it is particularly appreciated in winter , like all root vegetables . It contains several vitamins and minerals , particularly of vitamin K .   The benefits of celeriac Cancer . Researchers have demonstrated that celeriac extracts contain polyacetylenes, compounds that destroy certain cancer cells in vitro 3 . These results are preliminary and other studies will need to be […]

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All about “Fern stick”

April 1, 2020

Nutritional value of fiddlehead   Fern crosses, boiled, drained, 100 g / about 125 ml Calories 34 Protein 4.3 g Carbohydrates 5.7 g Fat 0.4 g Dietary fiber 1.9g Glycemic load  : No data available Antioxidant power  : No data available Source  : Health Canada. Canadian Nutrient File , 2010. Health profile of fiddlehead     The fiddlehead , also called […]

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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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All about “Celery”

April 1, 2020

Nutritional value of celery   Raw celery, medium branch, 20 cm / 40 g Celery, boiled, drained, ½ cup (125 ml) / 80 g Calories 6 14 Protein 0.3 g 0.7 g Carbohydrates 1.2g 3.2g Fat 0.1g 0.1g Dietary fiber 0.6g 1.1 g Glycemic load  : No data available Antioxidant power  : Low Source  : Health Canada. Canadian Nutrient […]

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All about “Crosne”

April 1, 2020

The term ”  crosne  ” appeared in the language in 1882. It derives from Crosnes, name of the city where it was first cultivated in France. The term ”  epiary  ” refers to the herringbone shape of the flower stem. Not an artichoke! Although it is sometimes called ”  Chinese artichoke  “, crosne has no relation to artichoke, except that some […]

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All about “Carrot”

April 1, 2020

Nutritional value of carrot   Raw carrot 18 cm to 22 cm / 72 g Drained boiled carrot, ½ cup (125 mL) / 80 g slices Canned carrot juice ½ cup (125 ml) / 125 g Calories 30 29 49 Protein 0.7 g 0.6g 1.2g Carbohydrates 6.9 g 6.8g 11.6g Fat 0.2g 0.2g 0.2g Dietary fiber […]

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All about “Watercress / Cress”

April 1, 2020

The watercress is part of the family of cruciferous . There are different edible varieties of watercress. We will talk here about the watercress and the watercress . The former has a rather peppery taste and a slightly stronger flavor than the latter. The antioxidants of watercress prevent the appearance of certain cancers and have beneficial effects on eye health. The benefits of watercress Cancer . Certain compounds abundant in watercress , isothiocyanates, are believed to help limit […]

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All about “Brussels sprouts”

April 1, 2020

Brussels sprouts are a vegetable that has long been rejected because of their slightly bitter flavor. It is also often part of the bad memories of meals in the canteen in children. However, Brussels sprouts are simple to cook and rich in vitamins and minerals which provide many health benefits. Characteristics of Brussels sprouts: Rich in vitamin […]

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All about “Kohlrabi”

March 31, 2020

Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is eaten most often in winter and goes very well with potatoes and carrots in soups and stews. Cooked, it has a very pleasant nutty taste. It also has a wealth of fiber, vitamins and minerals, making it interesting for health. Characteristics of kohlrabi: Rich in fiber; Source of vitamin C; Source […]

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All about “Cauliflower”, a low-calorie vegetable rich in vitamins

March 31, 2020

Cauliflower is a vegetable from the cruciferous family. It is found on market stalls in the fall and winter. It can be eaten both raw and cooked and the colorful varieties brighten up the preparations. Low in calories, it is ideal for weight loss and contains various health benefits. Features of cauliflower: Rich in vitamin C; Fight against […]

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All about “Zucchini”, summer squash

March 31, 2020

Zucchini is a summer squash and is one of the diuretic vegetables. It can be eaten raw to dip in a sauce, in a salad, or cooked, sautéed, fried, in soup… Zucchini characteristics: Low in calories; Rich in fiber; Rich in group B vitamins; Stimulates intestinal transit; Play on satiety. What is zucchini? Zucchini identity card […]

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All about “Kale”, this superfood

March 31, 2020

The health benefits of kale Antioxidant With its high vitamin C content , kale is a very good antioxidant for the body. It will trap free radicals and promote the proper renewal of your cells. Anti-inflammatory It is also the considerable amount of vitamin C that will confer kale anti-inflammatory properties. Do not hesitate to consume it in winter to […]

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All about “Squash”, a vegetable rich in fiber

March 31, 2020

Native to America, squash has been cultivated for centuries by indigenous peoples. Depending on the variety, there are winter and summer squash, so you can taste this vegetable all year round. It is generally eaten in savory dishes but it also goes well with sweet. Characteristics of the squash: Low in calories; Source of vitamin A; Rich […]

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All about “Chinese cabbage”

March 31, 2020

Chinese cabbage is part of the cruciferous family, a botanical family that would help protect us from cancers, particularly those of the lung and digestive system. It has a very light spicy flavor that enhances vegetable dishes. It perfectly matches all oriental flavors. Characteristics of Chinese cabbage: Rich in fiber; Rich in antioxidants; Rich in calcium; […]

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