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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...
Artichokes, a member of the thistle family, are a hepatoprotectant. Artichoke may be gassy for those with weak digestion.
Artichoke is very high in fiber. It's chologogue properties, together with its high fiber content make it ideal to flush toxic...
See the Ayurvedic Analysis of Artichokes page.
Cabbage juice is an anti-inflammatory. It was used by the Greeks and Romans to relieve eye inflammation. Fresh cabbage juice promotes rapid healing of ulcers. Raw cabbage is very difficult to digest and strongly provokes Vata. Cooked cabbage is...
Also called string beans!
Lima beans are a relatively sweet, easy to digest bean and an important source of protein for vegetarian.
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Pears are an ancient fruit eaten since pre-historic times. Older varieties had a hardened flesh that required hours of cooking to soften. Impossible to eat raw, the Romans stewed pears with honey and spices. Around the 18th century pears were bred to...
Any dry grain will aggravate Vata.
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