Prunus avium  Cherry The cherry belongs to the Rosaceae family and is a member of the genus Prunus along with apricots, almonds, peaches and plums. The cherry refers to both the tree and its fleshy fruit. The fruit contain phytochemicals that reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases. Cherries are high in antioxidants, including anthocyanins, catechins and melatonin and provide essential vitamins, minerals and dietary…
Food is one of the wonders of the world. The world's collection of plants, fish and animals have been combined in varrying amounts and proportions to provide the fuel and sustenance needed from the dawn of time. These foods make up our diet, the engine that runs the human body.  The diet must provide the three nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fat) and a dozen or so required co-factors in adequate…
Olive trees as well as its leaves, fruits and oil have been used over the ages as a metaphor for peace and good health. Olives are native to the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa. Olives are harvested in the fall and winter. When picked, they range in color from light green to dark purple. Black olives packed in cans owe their color to the ferrous sulfate they are packed with. The…