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Adzuki image Adzuki

Botanical Name: Vigna angularis, Phaseolus angularis
Other Names: Azuki, Aduki, Kor, Hongdou, Pat

Adzuki beans promote regular bowel movements, are a good source of energy, and help lower cholesterol. According to traditional Chinese medicine, adzuki beans benefit bladder and reproductive functions and the kidneys, and are therefore used to treat problems such as urinary dysfunction and bladder infections.

Almond image Almond

Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis
Other Names: Amandal, Amande, Amendra, Amendoa, Badum, Mandel, Mandorla

The sweet almond itself contains practically no carbohydrates and may therefore be made into flour for cakes and biscuits for low carbohydrate diets or for patients suffering from diabetes mellitus or any other form of glycosuria. Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, containing 24 mg per 100 g. They are also rich in monounsaturated fat, one of the two good fats responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol.

Amla image Amla

Botanical Name: Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus emblica
Other Names: Emblic, Indian gooseberry, Amlaki, Amala

Fresh fruit is refrigerant, diuretic and laxative. Green fruit is exceedingly acid. Fruit is also carminative and stomachic. The herb is also aphrodisiac, hemostatic, nutritive tonic, rejuvenative. It increases red blood cell count. It is one of the highest natural source of Vitamin C (3,000 mg per fruit).

Aubergine image Aubergine

Botanical Name: Solanum melongena
Other Names: Eggplant, Bringal, Melongena, Berenjena, Katharikkaai, Baingan, Qiezi, Ringra

Aubergines contain high levels of the compound chlorogenic acid - one of the most powerful antioxidants produced by any plant tissue. It is a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

Avocado image Avocado

Botanical Name: Persea americana
Other Names: Augacate, Cura, Cupandra, Palta, Abacate, Avocatier

Avocado contains a monosaturated fat called oleic acid that is known to reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels and increase the good HDL cholesterol. It also offers protection against breast cancer. Avocados have been shown to prevent high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke due to presence of very high amounts of the mineral potassium. The high concentration of carotenoids and tocopherols in avocados has been proved to protect against prostrate cancer.

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