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Amaranth represented up to 80% of the caloric intake of the Aztecs before the Spanish conquest. Amaranth tastes somewhat like corn, but is somewhat less sweet. Others have described the taste as nutty, like bacon or wood, or slightly bitter. It is...
Also known as white radish, long white radish, oriental radish, and mooli, daikon is native to southeat and east Asia. In Japan, many types of pickles are made with daikon. Daikon may be grated and mixed with soy sauce and citrus juice to form ponzu, a...
Raw brassicas contain chemicals that can block thyroid function called goitrogens. These chemicals are easily inactivated by steaming or cooking.
Any dry grain will aggravate Vata.
Opens Up the Lungs As an aromatic pungent, raw scallions opens up circulation to the lungs, chest, and skin. This quality is used to purge all cold related disorders from these organs. Scallions are helpful as both an expectorant...
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