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Nutritional value of chickpea (gram)

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article image INTRODUCTION: Chickpea (CicerarietinumL.) is an important pulse crop grown and consumed all over the world, especially in the Afro-Asian countries. In the last cropping year, Pakistan had produced 673,000 tons of chickpea (white gram) and black gram, up from less than 300,000 tons a year ago. For this year, the output estimates vary between 700,000 and 750,000 tons, as per the information gathered by provincial agricultural departments reveal. Gram is one of the top 10 pulses…Read More

Nutritional facts of eating nuts

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A nut is a fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible. In a general context, however, a wide variety of dried seeds are called nuts, but in a botanical context, there is an additional requirement that the shell does not open to release the seed. One surprising finding from nutrition research is that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart attacks or die from heart disease than those who rarely eat them. "Eating a diet that includes one ounce…Read More

Impacts of eggplant on human health and its nutritional values

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article image EGGPLANT (Solanum melongena) is member of Solanacea family. Eggplant is one of the important solanaceous crops that are widely grown in tropics and subtropics. Solanum melongena is a species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit. It has several common names; in American and Canadian English it is called eggplant, in British English it is called as aubergine. It is known in South Asia, Southeast Asia and South Africa as brinjal. Other common names are melongene, garden egg, or guinea…Read More