Sorrel

Sorrel is a leafy green vegetable that looks a lot like spinach. One of the main ingredients in sorrel is oxalic acid, which gives it its acidity and prominent taste. Benefits It is an extremely rich source of vitamin A, B9, and C It is a good source of vital minerals such as potassium, magnesium,Continue reading “Sorrel”

Dill

Both its leaves as well as seeds are used as food and a seasoning. It is the member of the Umbelliferae family, a large group of flowering herbs and spices, which includes caraway, parsley, cumin and fennel. Benefits Dill contains numerous plant derived chemical compounds that have anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. ItContinue reading “Dill”

Basil

The king of herbs, Basil is one of the oldest and popular herbal plants, rich in phyto-nutrients. Benefits Basil leaves contain many plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Basil herb contains many polyphenolic flavonoids like orientin and vicenin. These compounds were tested in-vitro laboratory for their possibleContinue reading “Basil”

Fennel

All parts of the Fennel plant are safe for use. Benefits Appetite suppressant and a weight loss aid. Hippocrates recommended a tea to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers. Menopausal women may want to try it to ease the associated symptoms. The leaves or stems can be pounded into a paste and givenContinue reading “Fennel”

Zesty brinjal salad

Zesty brinjal salad: Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 medium brinjals, cubed 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 large lemon/lime 1 chilli chopped (or 2 if you like it hot) 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon garlic (yes we like lots of garlic for this dish!) 1 onion, chopped 1 tablespoon lemongrass, finely chopped 2 heaped teaspoons of greenContinue reading “Zesty brinjal salad”