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.
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.
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.
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.
You may be surprised to learn that SoNatural juices are a great complement to various recipes such as a Chia mousse using SoNatural’s beet juice. Hear what blogger Inês from Inês3D has to say about this daring and delicious combination and try it for yourself using the recipe below.
With oatmeal becoming increasingly trendy as a part of a healthy diet, we looked for a unique but delicious recipe we could share with SoNatural juice fans. See one of the best from Patrícia of the blog Ele Cozinha Ela Lava, which uses our blogger favorite, SoNatural Beet juice. Read more below:
Is there anyone that doesn’t like carrots? Carrots are one of the most popular root vegetables and are known for their bright orange color. However, with growing interest in different and more exotic varieties of foods, carrots with more unique colors such as purple, yellow, and white, are becoming increasingly popular.