Gorging on Guava

Guava (Psidium guajava) is a member of the Myrtaceae family, along with myrtle, clove, feijoa, allspice, and eucalyptus. Ranging in size from a chicken’s egg to an apple, the oval fruits have orange flesh beneath skin that varies in color from purplish black to red. Guava likely originated in Central America. Indigenous people domesticated wild guava trees at least […]

Eliminating Toxins

Enzymes in your body use many of the minerals, vitamins, and other phytochemicals  to catalyze chemical reactions inside your cells. In interdependent series of such reactions, called metabolic pathways, particular chemicals are modified, either by breaking them down or synthesizing them into new molecules. Your body uses metabolic pathways to maintain homeostatic balance. Toxins are […]

Peppers

Finding Fabulous Fruit

Fruits are the ovaries of flowering plants, and the means by which flowering plants disseminate seeds. Many fruits have developed to propagate by having animals eat them and then deposit the seeds far from the original plant. Humans and many animals depend on fruits as a source of food. Technically, fruit includes bean pods, nuts, […]