The Noni is also called “Morinda citrifolia” and it’s a tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae. Its native range extends through Southeast Asia and Australasia, and the species is now cultivated throughout the tropics and widely naturalised.
The uchuva fruit is also called “Physalis peruviana” is a species of physalis, the plant and its fruit. It is originally from Peru and also known as uchuva (Colombia) Cape gooseberry (South Africa, UK, New Zealand), Inca berry, Aztec berry, golden berry, giant ground cherry, African ground cherry, Peruvian groundcherry, Peruvian cherry, amour en cage (France), and sometimes simply Physalis (United Kingdom).
Onions and Garlic are vegetables witch have both many health benefits – most of our ancestors knew and now our generation has almost totally forgotten about them. Actually both contain a variety of natural chemicals that are capable of fighting infections and healing the human body. Never let the unpleasant odor of any of these foods cause you to avoid them as these foods can easily be added to recipes.
“Moringa Oleifera” also known as “Moringa” is growing in popularity among health conscious people worldwide. Some call it the “Miracle Tree” while yet others call it “The tree of life”. The Moringa plant was originally native to the Himalayan foothills of Asia but due to it’s popularity and fast growth, it’s now being cultivated all over the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Read more
We, Btina and myself have re-discovered all the following amazing tropical fruits and vegetables here in Bolivia, South America. This is a quick recap of the last weeks blog post about the healthy tropical fruits and vegetables. So far I have published about: Papaya, Coconut, Potatoes, Cacao, Bananas and Avocados
Cacao and Chocolate
You might have figured out that I like Chocolate so today I’m publishing this blog post about Cacao and how the Chocolate is made. Read more
Coconuts – The Tree of Life
Coconuts grow like crazy here in the region of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. It seems that they just don’t like the altitude of the mountains. Theoretically the Coconut palm tree natural habitat is in the tropical regions not to far from the sea coast. The coconut palm thrives on sandy soils and is highly tolerant of salinity. Which in other words means it needs Salt! It prefers areas with abundant sunlight and regular rainfall (1500 mm to 2500 mm annually), which makes colonizing shorelines of the tropics relatively straightforward. Read more