Benefit and harm of vegetables

The benefits and harms of Chickpeas

Turkish or garbanzo beans –chickpeas – began to grow in agriculture well before the onset of ad. Still not knowing the cause of useful properties of chickpea, people used it in medicine for treatment of different diseases were served as dessert.

Homeland chickpeas – East of the country. There today chickpea is popular and widely used as a food, it is grown in industrial scale. In ancient times, chickpeas were served kings and emperors. In the XVII century, chickpea was used as coffee. In Greece, the peas was considered a symbol of male power and dignity.

In our days, garbanzo beans, belong to the category of dietary health food. It is included in your diet in the diet, proper nutrition, and not leave his side and vegetarians.

Properties of chickpeas

Chickpea is an annual plant, its fruits grow in a short, contorted pods 2-3 pieces each. Peas have a form of an irregular sphere with angular bulge, color from orange to dark brown.

Chickpeas are rich in beneficial vitamins and minerals. It contains a large amount of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, iron, selenium. Only pea has a membership of about 80 chemical elements.

Chickpeas are rich in proteins. According to their numbers, he approaches the eggs. Gram the body receives essential amino acids. Garbanzo beans ranked first on the content of such essential amino acids as methionine.

Garbanzo beans are rich in thiamin, Riboflavin, vitamin C. Of it a person receives oxalic, malic, folic acid. Peas are rich in protein and carbohydrates.

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The benefits and harms of vigne

Vegetables bring to the body a large number of useful elements and vitamins. Legumes are among the most useful vegetables, as combine a huge amount of micronutrients. Let is no exception.

Native to Africa, it is well settled in America and Europe. Vigna easy to grow, and its yield is striking: with only a single plant may yield up to three pounds of peas.

When refers to legumes. In appearance and method of reproduction it resembles the beans and peas. Therefore, it is often vigno called asparagus beans. Unlike their cousins, the cowpea pods much longer. In addition, the cowpea beans can be kept for quite a long time, not a port and not subjected to plagues of insects.

Rich in trace elements the plant is just beginning to gain popularity among the CIS countries.

Properties of cowpea

When a has a second name – black-eyed peas. It refers to cultivated plants, it is not found in the wild. This plant was coeval. Propagated this species using bean seeds that resemble familiar to us peas. Pods, long one meter is able to give seeds to several tens of meters. The harvest takes place during the entire period of maturation of cowpea.

The color of the beans and shape of the pod can vary. The color of the beans range from light green to dark brown. This is due to the peculiarities of breeding and growth, because each country has the plant tried to adapt to local living conditions.

Farmers growing the bean, leave a few bushes for the further development of the species, and the rest allowed to eat. In the food, are young peas that are still far from maturity, while the pods do not grow longer than 50 inches.

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The benefits and harms of Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts is a kind of cabbage. This type of cabbage has been bred thanks to Kale in Belgium. A little later she appeared in France, Holland and Germany. In our country, this type of cabbage came about in the early nineteenth century. But, unfortunately, not happened, due to climatic conditions. Today, the cultivation of cabbage is done mostly in Western Europe. USA, Canada, UK are the main suppliers. In our country there are places where they grow cabbage, but this occurs in small batches. Although as a product Brussels sprouts in our country is popular. And many families used this type of cabbage as food. But it's worth noting the taste of the cabbage.

Properties of Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts, real vitamin a vegetable, in which a large number of useful components. It, of course it's hard to believe, considering its size. Because the heads of cabbage very small in size, but the lack of it is a fact. In cabbage contains: sugar, starch, essential to a person's fiber, protein. And a set of vitamins: C, B2, B6, B9,PP. Miro – macro elements contained in the composition of cabbage: sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine.

Use Brussels sprouts

Unrealistic due to its rich vitamin content, Brussels sprouts are considered to be very useful and therapeutic. This vegetable is the perfect tool for the prevention of diseases of the pancreas and stomach. A decoction of cabbage can be useful for constipation, and problems with the digestive tract. List the components of the vitamin in cabbage, well help the body cope with mild manifestations of colds. And cabbage, may reduce the percentage of inflammatory and infectious diseases. It is a wonderful herbal remedy, ideal for boosting the immune system and support your body in great condition.

But we should not overestimate this variety of cabbage. This, of course, a very useful vegetable, but in severe diseases it is unlikely that it can work wonders. But as a means of prevention, this is a wonderful product.


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The benefits and harms of Rutabaga

Turnip belongs to the cabbage family, has a feed and food value. In some areas of the country, turnips are mistaken for a kind of beet. The fruit, depending on the varieties may be round, oblong or cylindrical. If you cut the fruit, you can find white or yellow flesh various shades. But the fruit skin is light green or purple-red. Again it should be emphasized that the color of the fruit and pulp will depend on the variety of root.

The exact appearance of the root, it is impossible to call. The vegetable was the result of natural crossbreeding of vegetables such as cabbage and turnips. Most interesting is the fact that in the beginning of its appearance, the rutabaga is not very popular not only among the rich but also the poor. But later, in Europe, namely in Germany, the fetus has become one of the most popular and commonly used roots. In our country not many gardeners grow this vegetable. And many children even know about the existence of delicious vegetable.

Properties rutabagas

Like many vegetables, this type of cabbage is very rich in vitamins and beneficial elements. By the way there is much more items than familiar to all of us turnips. It is undemanding to heat and kept longer than other vegetables. This is due to the large amount of vitamin C. Food rutabagas contains vitamins P, C, B1, B6, B2, A and the following minerals: sodium, sulfur, iron, calcium, and phosphorus. The vegetable also contains fiber, protein and sugar.

Use rutabagas

The benefits of rutabagas is possible to speak long, but here we present the most important facts that everyone should know. Turnips can help in the following cases:


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