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PINAPPLE

Pineapple is known scientifically by the name ofAnanas comosus(L.) Merr. Its a member of the Bromeliaceae family. Pineapple is known to be a native to South America and believed to be brought to Europe by Spanish explorers. Citric and malic acids are found in good quantities in pineapple fruits. Citric acid concentrations in some cultivars may exceed 8%. Ascorbic acid is also found in moderate amounts in pineapple fruit. Nutritional value: ·Pineapple contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese fiber, and vitamin C ·It is low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol but fairly rich in sugars. ·It is also a good source of thiamin (vitamin B1), vitamin B6, copper and dietary fiber.: Health benefits: ·Promotes bone growth and strengthens bones due to presence of sufficient amounts of manganese, a mineral considered responsible for healthy bones and connective tissues, ·believed to be useful for maintaining oral health and juice is considered helpful in healing process after a dental surger…

GRAPES

The health benefits ofgrapes  include its ablity to treatconstipation  indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and prevention of cataract. Grapes, one of the most deliciousfruits  are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essentialminerals likepotassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slacken ageing. Grapes, owing to their high nutrient content, play an important role in ensuring a healthy and robust life. Benefits:Some of the health benefits ofgrapes include the following: oAsthma:Due to its eminent therapeutic value, grapes can be used for cure ofasthma. In addition to it, the assimilatory power of grapes is also higher. It increases the moisture present in lungs. oHeart diseases:Grapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood, which prevents blood clots thereby reducing the chances of heart attacks. In…

CURD OR YOGURT

Curd, also known as yogurt, can be described as a dairy product that is made from fermented milk. In other words, when milk is curdled with rennet, or an edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or vinegar, and the liquid portion is drained off, what remains is known as curd. The quality of yogurt depends on the starter used to curdle it, while the time taken to curdle depends upon the level of heat. In hot weather, it takes less than 6 hours for the curling process to be complete, while in case of cold weather, curdling might take up to 16 hours. The active culture of yogurt, combined with its high nutritional value, has credited it with a lot of health and nutrition benefits. To know about the benefits of eating curd, read further. Nutritional Value of Curd (150 gm of curd) Nutrients Whole Curd Low-fat Curd Calories 163 85 Carbohydrates 23.6 g 11 g Proteins 7.7 g 7.7 g Saturated Fats 4.2 g 1.2 g Unsaturated Fats 2.3 g 0.8 g Calcium 240 mg 285 mg Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Yogurt ·Consumpt…