Haiti fruits and Vegetables

Shocking News: Watermelon is like a Natural Viagra!

Shocking News: Watermelon is like a Natural Viagra!

Watermelon has an amino acid that has a Viagra-like effect on your blood vessels, according to an article on Web MD.

How could watermelon be a natural Viagra, you ask?

Watermelon is very rich in an amino acid called L-citrulline. This amino acid relaxes and dilates your blood vessels much like Viagra does.

A CBS News article reads: "Like Viagra, L-citrulline increases blood flow to the sexual organs but without any negative side effects."

So, men, if you are having some trouble raising your flag, maybe you should start eating watermelon!

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Vegetables in Haiti - Cresson / Kreson (watercress in English)

Vegetables in Haiti - Cresson / Kreson (watercress in English)

Haitians often love to eat some "cresson" as a salad with their plantain before they eat the diri and sos pwa (rice and beans)

Cresson or watercress in English is a popular green vegetable in Haiti that is almost always consumed raw

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Fresh Organic Spinach from Haiti

Fresh Organic Spinach from Haiti

In the area where I live in Central Haiti, fresh organic spinach is available year-round.

We spoke to a local in the area and she told us this fresh spinach that reaches the marketplace in Hinche everyday is produces near the lakes of Pandiassou.

Thanks to the rain water captured in these man made lakes that farmers continue to cultivate in the dry season. They mainly produce vegetables like peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, cabbages, and more.

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Spices in Haiti: L'ail (Garlic in English)

Spices in Haiti: L'ail (Garlic in English)

Haitians call it "lay" in Creole, no wonder, it's l'ail in French, but in English it is is called Garlic.

Is garlic a vegetable or root?

Many people want to know whether garlic is a spice, a root or a vegetable. Take my word for it, garlic a root vegetable, the type of vegetable that grow underground?

L'ail/Garlic adds the following nutrients to your meal: Manganese, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin C, calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1.

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Spices in Haiti: Poireau (Leek in English)

Spices in Haiti: Poireau (Leek in English)

Haitians call it Powo in Creole, Poireau in French, but in English this vegetable is called Leek.

Leek/Poireau adds the following nutrients to your meal: Vitamin K, Manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, iron and magnesium

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If You Eat an Avocado a Day For a Month, Here's What Will Happen to You (VIDEO)

If You Eat an Avocado a Day For a Month, Here's What Will Happen to You (VIDEO)

Many Haitians eat avocados because they like it but do you what will happen to your body if you eat avocado every day? Watch this video and find out. Trust me you will want to load up on that "ZABOKA" starting today after you discover all the health benefits of avocado.

The avocado is a unique fruit with multiple nutritional and health benefits. How would your body respond if you ate just one avocado a day?

In fact, it would transform your life as you'd get amazing results:

  1. your breath will be fresh at all times,
  2. your kidneys and liver will work more efficiently,
  3. your blood pressure will become lower, just to name a few.

There's a miraculous mineral to be found in avocados: potassium. It helps your system keep a healthy fluid balance through chemical channels for cells and organs.

Avocados are also a great source of vitamins C and E. Vitamin C is known for its involvement in the creation of collagen and elastin, which help to maintain the skin's elasticity and firmness.

Vitamin E takes it to a whole new level, reducing the damage of excessive sun exposure and counteracting aging.

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Papaya - Nutrition and Health Benefits

Papaya - Nutrition and Health Benefits

Raw papaya pulp contains 88% water, 11% carbohydrates, and negligible fat and protein (table). In a 100 gram amount, papaya fruit provides 43 kilocalories and is a significant source of vitamin C (75% of the Daily Value, DV) and a moderate source of folate (10% DV), but otherwise has low content of nutrients

Read more @ wikipedia.org

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Figues - Apple Bananas from Haiti - Also called Cavendish bananas

Figues - Apple Bananas from Haiti - Also called Cavendish bananas

In Haiti, all bananas are called "figues". This type of banana is called Latundan bananas, silk bananas or apple bananas.

Apple bananas are available year-round. Perhaps that's why they are so popular on the market place.

These banana fruits are round-tipped with thin yellow skin that splits once fully ripe. They are smaller than the Lacatan bananas (what Haitians call Banane Figue) and the commercially dominant Cavendish bananas, what Haitians call "Figues Francs".

These Latundan bananas have a slightly acidic, apple-like flavor.

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PHOTO: Organic Haitian black-eyed peas (pwa jenwa, pwa enkoni)

PHOTO: Organic Haitian black-eyed peas (pwa jenwa, pwa enkoni)

Look at this photo... In Haiti, black eyed peas is called pwa jenwa or pwa enkoni

Dried organic Haitian black-eyed peas straight from the farm...

Note: black eyed peas is the main ingredient in Haitian acra fritters.

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PHOTO: Organic Haitian Black-eyed peas

PHOTO: Organic Haitian Black-eyed peas

Look at this photo... Dried organic Haitian black-eyed peas straignt from the farm...

Note: black eyed peas is the main ingredient in Haitian acra fritters.

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