Blueberries, also known as vaccium myrtillus is the fruit of a shrub belonging to the Ericaceae family. Blueberry plants are small shrubs native to Eurasia and the European forests.
The pear is the edible fruit of the pear tree, a tree from the genus Pyrus L., family Rosaceae, and one of the most important fruit trees of temperate regions.
Cucumber is a fruit usually consumed in salads. It is rich in potassium, which provides flexibility to the muscles and gives elasticity to the cells that make up the skin, which results in the rejuvenation of the epidermis, especially in the face area.
The raspberry is the fruit of the raspberry tree, and is a pseudo berry and aggregate fruit with a mild taste. Originating from the fields of Central and Northern Europe, as well as parts of Asia, the thorny plant belongs to the Rosaceae family. The fruit is often confused with the blackberry, however the raspberry differs from the blackberry in that it is hollow and more delicate. In fact, the raspberry must be grown at temperatures under 7 degrees Celsius for at least 700 hours a year to ensure good yield.
The mango is the fruit of a mango tree (Mangifera indica L.), a fruit tree of the Anacardiaceae family, native to South and Southeast Asia, from East India to the Philippines. Introduced to new regions, the mango can now be found in Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, and other tropical countries. Portuguese traders who brought mangos from Asia popularized the fruits in Europe.
The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a fruiting head that is a symbol of the tropical and subtropical regions.
Pepper refers to a group of varieties of the species Capsicum annuum, is widely used in cooking around the world. The different varieties of bell peppers produce fruits with different colors, the best known being green, yellow and red. However, there are other quite exotic varieties, such as white, purple, bluish, black and orange. They are native to Mexico, Central America and the north of South America.
Activated carbon is a highly porous carbon material capable of selectively collecting gases, liquids or impurities within its pores, which promotes detoxification of the body.
Celery (apium graveolens) is an edible aromatic plant of the Apiaceae family. All of its parts can be consumed from it root to its stem and its leaves. The root of the celery is commonly used in soups and broths, while the stem is used in salads or in drinks (such as the Bloody Mary), and the leaves are often used as a condiment, much like parsley or, alternatively, can be used to make celery oil.
The beet (beta vulgaris) is a plant cultivated primarily for the consumption of its root and leaves, which are considered very nutritious. Most crops have red or purplish-red roots, but can also be yellow, orange, and white. Betaine can also be extracted from the red roots to be made into red dye for foods.
Spinach is native to central and Southwestern Asia, belonging to the amaranthaceae family. It is an annual plant that grows up to about 30 cm in height with edible leaves.
Ginger is a perennial that can reach 1 m of height. The dark leaves stem from a hard, thick rhizome. The flowers are tubular, light yellow and appear in upright spikes. Its underground stem is used as a spice in cooking since antiquity.
Mint is an herbaceous plant of the Lamiaceae family. There are a number of cultivated varieties including sweet mint, peppermint and spearmint.
The basil, whose scientific name is Ocimum Basilicum, is a plant also popularly known as basilica. Originating in India, its main properties and benefits were discovered and used there for medicinal and culinary purposes. Even today, the Indians consider it a sacred plant that contributes to the development of spiritual growth, promoting relaxation and balance. Basil contains many nutrients and has different functions, contributing to the proper health and function.