It is a leafy bean-like plant with tubers. The tubers are edible, the remainder of the plant: leaves, beans and stems are not, they are highly poisonous and used sometimes to be a pesticide. Therefore, only eat the tubers. The root (tuber) looks like a beige, over sized turnip, yellow and papery. The inside is white with a crisp texture that resembles a raw potato or pear. However, the flavor is like an apple, sweet and starchy. I . . . → Read More: “J”icama

Interesterified Fat, the new Trans Fat?

When the public realized that trans fat was causing us to have higher levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of good cholesterol (HDL), the processed food industry’s response was to “create” a new shelf stable fat, interesterified fat. Problem is, this fat is worse. . . . → Read More: Interesterified Fat, the new Trans Fat?


… join the band wagon and become a fan of Hummus. Think of it as the Middle East version of guacamole. . . . → Read More: “H”ummus

Beaver Anal Gland Juice aka Natural Flavoring?

Recently my Uncle posted a link on Facebook about the 11 scariest things in our food.  I am going to write a series of articles outlining them all starting with Castoreum or Beaver anal gland juice.

“Castoreum is a bitter, orange-brown, odoriferous, oily secretion, found in two sacs between the anus and the external genitals . . . → Read More: Beaver Anal Gland Juice aka Natural Flavoring?


… we can definitely say that ginger is a very unusual, distinctive looking root that carries in its weird shape some of the most powerful health benefits we can find. . . . → Read More: “G”inger


What benefit do you get when you use flax seed in your meals? Well, the health benefits of eating flax seeds are surprisingly significant. . . . → Read More: “F”laxseed


. . . if you haven’t used endives in your food when cooking, you are missing out on a very pleasant tasting and healthy experience. When you use it once, you will continue to use it again and again. . . . → Read More: “E”ndive

“D” is for Dill

Dill can be consumed in water or the seeds can be chewed for their calming effect. Some cultures place dill leaves over the eyes to aid sleep. . . . → Read More: “D” is for Dill

Onions: Benefits and Myths

Onions, in fact, contain huge nutritional benefits. . . . → Read More: Onions: Benefits and Myths

“C” is for Celery

Keeping a container of celery stocks in your fridge for you to munch on during the day or have with every meal can and will do good things for your health. Or, sipping on a hot cup of celery tea will calm you down and you can enjoy life more fully! . . . → Read More: “C” is for Celery