Fun Facts About the Magnificent Malunggay


DID YOU KNOW? Malunggay (Moringa oleifera Lamk), better known in English as Horseradish, is a small tree, 8m or less in height, with corky bark and soft white wood. The leaves are alternate, usually thrice pinnate, and 25-50 cm long. There are 3-9 leaflets on the ultimate pinnules. These leaflets are thin, ovate to elliptic …

Fun Facts About the Versatile to Eat Carrots


DID YOU KNOW? Carrot (Daucus Carota L.) develops an elongated cylindrical storage root underground which is edible. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A or Beta Carotene and contains considerable amounts of the B vitamins, calcium, and potassium. Carrot could be eaten raw or cooked before consumption. The crop performs best under a cool …

Fun Facts About the Low-Calorie Chayote

Plant-based food

DID YOU KNOW? The edible parts of chayote (Sechium edule) has lower fiber, protein and vitamin content than other parts. However, the calorie and carbohydrate content is high, chiefly from the young shoots, tubers, and seed, while micro and macronutrients supplied by the fruit are adequate. The fruit, particularly the seeds are rich in amino …

Fun Facts About the Perennial Eggplant

plant-based food

DID YOU KNOW? Eggplant (Solanum melongena esculentum) is a tender perennial plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae). It is erect, bushy with stem sometimes¬†armed with few spikes. Its leaves are large, ovate and slightly lobed. The shape and color of fruits depend on the variety. Eggplant is extensively grown in the eastern and southern Asia …