If you watch adverts of juice companies, you hear “from farm to your hand” “fresh” ” healthy” “nature’s best” “not from concentrate” “no added preservatives” describing how it was plucked and squeezed to become fruit juice. It’s just marketing strategy. The real details about how most packaged fruit juice is processed is left out. Making people believe they are making a healthy choice by buying the so-called fresh fruit juice.
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Ginger is a flowering plant, whose root can be used as a spice or herbs. It can be used in different forms: fresh, dried, and powdered, as juice, tea, or extracted as oil. Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Ginger contains a variety of vitamins and minerals; including carbohydrate, protein, dietary fibre, iron sodium, vitamin B1, B6, C, E calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, folate, riboflavin, niacin, zinc, pantothenic acid.
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Bitter leaf is a medicinal and nutritional plant that can be found in Nigeria. It speeds up metabolism and thereby helps in reducing weight gain. It contains essential fatty acids – linoleic and linolenic acid. It is high in antioxidants. Bitter leaf is used traditionally as a cure for headaches, fever, joint pains. It stimulates bile and hydrochloric acid production.
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African star apple (no, it is not cherry) is popularly known as Udara in Igbo and Agbalumo in Yoruba (I do not know what name it is called by other African countries/tribes). The scientific name is Chrysophyllum albidum. It is a seasonal fruit available from November/December to March/April
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