101 foods that could save your life – Part4

 Cinnamon   (Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamomum cassia)   Did you know…cinnamon was used in ancient Egypt to embalm the dead?   What’s the Story?   There are actually four types of cinnamon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum, more commonly known as “Ceylon,” is considered “true cinnamon.” The others are relatives with the most…

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101 foods that could save your life – Part6

 Mushrooms (Basidiomycota)   Did you know…to the untrained eye, there are no easily recogniz able differences between poisonous  and edible mushrooms? My grandmother’s  “surefire” method was to have my grandfather try the wild mushrooms  she picked first and if he suffered no ill effect, she then fed them to the…

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101 foods that could save your life – Part1

 Açaí (Euterpe oleracea)   Did you know…the antioxidant capacity or “ORAC” value for a four-ounce portion of Açaí is 6576? That is more than blueberries, strawberries, and red wine combined!   What’s the Story?   Açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berries are produced by a palm tree grown in the floodplain areas…

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