Most Popular Fruit
The tomato is the world's most popular fruit. And yes, just like the brinjal and the pumpkin, botanically speaking it is a fruit, not a vegetable. More than 60 million tons of tomatoes are produced per year, 16 million tons more than the second most popular fruit, the banana. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34 million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons).
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Seafood is the best natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Studies based on information supplied by the American Health Foundation indicates that regularly eating small amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids has a beneficial effect by reducing blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, one serving of fatty fish per week can reduce the risk of cardiac arrest by 50 to 70 percent.
Seafood is good for ALL of you
The role of proteins, minerals, vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood -
Reduces the risk of a stroke
May reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease
May reduce the incidence of depression
Aids in infant neurodevelopment and the building of brain tissue
May help relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
Contributes to vision development
Contributes to nerve growth in the retina
May reduce symptoms of dry eye syndrome
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
Decreases blood pressure slightly
Decreases risk of heart arrhythmias
Decreases heart triglyceride levels
Increases HDL (good) Cholesterol
May help relieve symptoms and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis
May help reduce symptoms of asthma and bronchitis and reduce the risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Helps build muscles and tissue
May help relieve symptoms of psoriasis and eczema. May also ease the effect of aging and sun damage
Prawns and shrimp
Serving prawns or shrimp has become one of the most gourmet fashions. And, fortunately, apart from the seafood health benefits mentioned above which especially apply to prawns, they also are low in sodium.
Prawns and shrimp are big business, too. It is one of the fastest growing frozen food sectors in the industry. People all around the world are viewing this delicious dish as the perfect health alternative.
In the Middle Ages, sugar was a treasured luxury costing 9 times as much as milk.
1. Deter ants
Sprinkle salt in doorways, on window sills and anywhere else ants use to sneak into your house. It's a sure way to keep them out!
2. Kill grass and weeds growing in cracks in your driveway
Tired of weeding your driveway? Sprinkle salt on the grass and pour very hot water over it. Not only is this a highly effective way to kill unwanted plants, it's also eco-friendly and cheap.
3. Say goodbye to fleas
If your dogs have fleas, simply wash their doghouse and blankets in salt water. If you're worried your dogs may have brought fleas into your house, simply sprinkle your carpets lightly with salt and then brush it in. Leave it for 12 hours and vacuum thoroughly.
4. Pick up a dropped egg
If you drop an egg on the kitchen floor, sprinkle salt on the mess and leave it there for 20 minutes. You'll be able to wipe it right up.
5. Clean up oven spills quickly
If a pie or casserole bubbles over in the oven, pour a handful of salt on top of the spill. It won't smoke, smell and, most importantly, will bake into a crust that makes the mess easier to clean once it's cooled.
6. Clean brown spots off your iron
Simply sprinkle salt on a sheet of waxed paper, slide the iron across it and rub lightly with silver polish. Your iron will look like brand-new in no time.
7. Remove stains from your coffee pot
Fill it with 1/4 cup of table salt and a dozen ice cubes. Swish the mixture around, let it sit for half an hour, fill it with cold water and rinse. Your coffee pot will look brand new.
8. Keep your windshield frost-free
Dip a sponge into salt water and rub it on windows, and they won't frost up even when the mercury drops below zero.
9. Shell nuts more easily
Soak pecans and walnuts in salt water for a few hours before shelling them. Doing so will make it easier to remove the meat.
10. Drip-proof candles
If you soak new candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours, then dry them well, they won't drip when you burn them.
11. Tame a wild BBQ
Toss a bit of salt on the flames caused by fat dripping from the grill. It'll reduce the flames and calm the smoke without cooling the coals (like water would).
12. Soothe a bee sting
Wet the sting right away, then cover it with salt.
13. Stop a grease fire
Pouring salt on top of a grease fire will smother it. Completely.
14. Cooking tip
If a soup or stew is too sweet, add a pinch of salt. (See more cooking tips.)