Nutritive Values of the Plant Foods

Nutritive Values of the Plant Foods

Plants are used as food and also as therapeutic or prophylactic medicines, such plants are called as nutriceuticals. Food is required by the body for energy and as a raw material for growth and maintainance of the body. In the adult life, most tissues are broken down continuously and they are replaced, although some of […]

Medicinal Uses and Varieties of Lactose

Medicinal Uses and Varieties of Lactose

What is Lactose? Lactose is a natural disaccharide. It consists of galactose and glucose and is obtained from the milk of most mammals. It is also known as milk sugar, lactose monohydrate, lactin, saccharum lactis and lactose monohydricum. It occurs as white (almost white) crystalline powder with faintly sweet taste. It has no odour. It […]

Wheat Germ Oil : Source, Chemical Constituents and Uses

Wheat Germ Oil : Source, Chemical Constituents and Uses

Morphology and Source of Wheat Germ Oil: Wheat germ oil is a fixed oil obtained from wheat germ, Triticum aestivum belonging to the family Gramineae. It is extracted by solvent extraction or hydraulic expression. Properties of Wheat Germ Oil: Wheat germ oil is bland yellow in colour with a nut like odour and nut taste. It is miscible […]

Honey : Medicinal Uses, Health Benefits and Synonyms

Honey : Medicinal Uses, Health Benefits and Synonyms

Biological Source of Honey: Honey is a sugar secretion deposited in the honey comb by the bees Apis mellifera, Apis dorsata belonging to the family Apidae of the order Hymenoptera. Honey is also called as madhu, honey purified and mel. Honey is produced in India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and California. Preparation of Honey: Honey […]

Carbohydrates : Sources, Uses and Classification

Carbohydrates : Sources, Uses and Classification

Carbohydrates are one of the essential food components.They are also called as the sugars or starches. Sources and Uses of Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are present in large proportions in fruits, grains and vegetables. Carbohydrates are the primary source of calories for contraction of the muscles. They should be available in the body constantly for muscle contraction […]

Calcium : Uses and Symptoms of Deficiency

Calcium : Uses and Symptoms of Deficiency

Importance of Calcium in our Body Calcium is an essential mineral of the body. It is required for keeping the bones and teeth strong and healthy. Most of the calcium up to 90% is stored in the bones of the body. Only a small portion circulates in the blood stream. Calcium is needed in high […]

Chocolates May Disturb Your Sleep

Chocolates May Disturb Your Sleep

Posted under Category : Health Fundas Are you fond of Chocolates? Be aware that you may have less sleep in the night. Chocolates contain caffeine a stimulant in varying amounts depending on the variety. Dark chocolates contain up to 30 mg of caffeine in a bar of chocolate equivalent to a cup of instant tea. […]

Beetroot – Health Benefits and other Uses

Beetroot – Health Benefits and other Uses

The botanical name of beet root is Beta vulgaris, that belongs to Chenopodiaceae family and is commonly known by other names like garden beet, table beet and red beet. Beetroot is a naturally available food and is commonly found in countries like Central America, North America and Britain. Beetroot is a vegetable that grows under the ground. Beetroot is […]