Asparagus is a commonly eaten vegetable in
many parts of the world and is well known for its unique, savory taste.

Asparagus ranks among the top 20 foods in regards to ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index), which measures vitamin, mineral and phytonutrient content in relation to the caloric content. To earn a high ANDI rank, food must provide a high amount of nutrients for a small amount of calories.

The fleshy green spears of asparagus are both succulent and tender and have been considered a delicacy since ancient times. This highly prized vegetable arrives with the coming of spring, when its shoots break through the soil and reach their 6-8 inch harvest length. In California the first crops are picked as early as February, however, their season generally is considered to run from April through May. The growing season in the Midwest and East extends through July.

Benefits of Asparagus for health

Decreased risk of birth defects
Lowered risk of depression
Maintaining a healthy heart
Osteoporosis prevention
Cancer prevention


Known to possess several medicinal properties

Belonging to the ginger family, this exotic veggie has its origin in the Indonesian islands.

This vegetable promotes the overall health and well-being of the human body. It has several culinary uses in commercial as well as residential kitchens. The taste is similar to ginger.

Benefits of Galangal for health

Galangal is able to prevent and treat the tumor. Disasetat transkoniferil compounds in ginger are known to inhibit the action of the enzyme xanthin which is one of the triggers of tumor.
Galangal is anti-inflammatory, thus he potent anti-inflammatory. Benefits of Galangal is related to the content of galangin, and karioferidanya.
Galangal could cure rheumatoid arthritis.
Galangal can relieve uncomfortable gelaja wounds contained in the stomach.
If you get seasick, chew ginger and your problems will be solved.
By using ginger in your cooking, you have indirectly consume natural remedy for blood circulation and prevent free radicals from within.
Other benefits of ginger is to relieve diarrhea. Quite a few chew galangal, diarrhea will disappear in some time.
Galangal can cure rheumatism and sore lymph.
If you are careful, sometimes the appetite enhancer products are always included galangal or galanga Alpinna as one of the raw materials. Indeed, one of the benefits of ginger is to help stimulate the appetite. So if your child or other family member with the condition lack of appetite, it could not hurt to mix ginger into hot drinks for them.

Kaffir Lime

Kaffir Lime has a bumpy fruit with a rough skin Open it and it
resembles a sweet lime, except that it's not so sweet Bitter in taste

Kaffir Lime is a type of lime native to Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. The term “Kaffir” comes from the German word “Kafer”, which means “bug”. This fruit is so named due to the fact that it slightly resembles an insect. This fruit is so commonly used to impart flavour in Thai cooking that if a dish calls for the use of citrus leaves, it can be assumed that it means kaffir lime leaves. Kaffir leaves are the only citrus fruit leaves that are used on a regular basis in a large number of Thai dishes. The leaves exude an aromatic perfume and provide a striking and distinguishable flavour that is virtually impossible to substitute. They add an unmistakable, refreshing taste that is essential in many Thai soups & curries.

Benefits of Kaffir Lime for health

The leaves however are the richest part of the plant They are easy to store since they can be frozen for many months without losing flavor Just one or two are enough to flavor a pot full of soup The leaves can be rubbed on to gums and teeth for total dental health The essential oil in the leaves is extracted and used for various purposes It is a used in many bath products such as soaps and shampoos The oil is a great hair and scalp cleanser The aroma of the leaves is rejuvenating; add a few drops of oil or a few crushed leaves to your bath and you will feel your negative thoughts ease away It is believed to have a positive effect on the mind and the body and leaves one with positive thoughts The oil is also infused in deodorants and body sprays for that extra zing The oil is also used in tonics which aid in digestion and purify the blood Air fresheners with the kaffir lime aroma freshen up rooms and give a feeling of a freshly cleaned room.

Lotus Root

The stem of the lotus is rich in several minerals,
vitamins as well as other form of nutrients.

Lotus root has a wide range of health benefits owing to its rich nutritional composition, and some of the benefits include its ability to improve digestion, reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, prevent various forms of cancer, balances mood and relieves depression, increases circulation, and maintain proper enzymatic activity in the body.

Benefits of Lotus Root for health

Blood Circulation: Lotus root can be a wonderful way to stimulate the circulation of your blood to increase oxygenation of your organs and generally increase functionality and energy levels.
Mental Clarity and Mood: One of the elements of the vitamin B complex is pyridoxine.
Blood Pressure: The significant levels of potassium found in lotus root ensures a proper balance between the fluids in the body and also counteracts the effects of sodium in our bloodstream.
Digestion: Lotus root can reduce symptoms of constipation, while optimizing nutrient absorption through the secretion of digestive and gastric juices 

Edamame Beans

Edamame provides considerable amounts
of several minerals -- including calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium.

It serves as an especially rich source of manganese and copper. The copper in edamame allows your cells to make usable energy, boosts your immune system and strengthens your bones. Manganese helps you metabolize fats and carbohydrates, controls your blood sugar levels and contributes to the health of your nervous system. Each cup of edamame provides an impressive 1.6 milligrams of manganese -- 89 percent and 70 percent of the recommended daily manganese intakes for women and men, respectively -- along with 535 micrograms of copper, which is 59 percent of the recommended daily intake.

Benefits of Edamame Beans for health

Vitamin Content
Bone Health
Lipids and Weight Loss
Soy Allergy

Snow Peas

Sugar snap peas, alongside with snow peas,
is a different species of peas wherein the whole pods are consumed including its peel.

Binomially, sugar peas belong to the Fabaceae family of legumes, and grown as both garden vegetables, and field crops. As in green or shelling green-peas, sugar peas too are one of the ancient cultivated crops growing all over the temperate and cold climates. Scientific name: Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon. Both sugar snap, and snow pea pods are popular as mange tout (which mean, "eat all" in French) in many regions of Europe.

Benefits of Snow Peas for health

Weight Management
Stomach cancer prevention
Anti-aging, strong immune system, and high energy
Prevention of wrinkles, alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and candida
Blood sugar regulation
Heart disease prevention
Healthy for the environment
Prevent constipation
Healthy bones
Reduces bad cholesterol