Beets have a rich nutritional profile that provides a plethora of health benefits
Herbs such as ginger and turmeric are very useful in the treatment of inflammation in the body
Chaney root, for example, is high in iron. It is also good at cleansing and strengthening the blood.
Jackfruit is the largest fruit in the world and can weigh up to 80lbs! Jackfruit is not native to Jamaica but grows plentiful here in the island. Jackfruit resembles breadfruit and smells awful. However, the pods on the inside are very sweet
The moringa leaves are the most nutritious part, very high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium and one of the highest sources of protein of any leaf. 3 times more iron than spinach. Leaves can be used like spinach- raw, cooked, soup, or dried and powdered
Dietary fibre, found in all plant-based foods, plays an essential role in human health. Fibre is found in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.). Fibre is the part of the plant that our bodies CANNOT digest. That means, our bodies don't break down fibre and don't use it for energy or calories.
Greens beans are also a rich source of the equally important vitamin A (notably through their concentration of carotenoids, including beta-carotene). And, as you know, when you chew on green beans they contain loads of useful fibre, which helps prevent colon cancer. In addition, green beans are packed with vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, iron, manganese, foliate, magnesium, and thiamine.
A recent study showed that consuming 6 mg of lutein in your food per day reduces your risk of this disorder by a whopping 43%. Fresh corn is an excellent source of lutein