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Ceylon Cinnamon - The Good Spice

Ceylon Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylanikum, is also known as true cinnamon. Ceylon and Cassia are the two main types of cinnamon. While Ceylon Cinnamon has a milder, aromatic flavor, the more common and inferior Cassia Cinnamon has a more pungent aroma…

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Dragonfruit - A Nutritional Powerhouse

Dragonfruit, also known as pitaya, is an exotic looking plant belonging to the cactus family that bears attractive brightly colored fruits. Its name comes from the green scales similar to that of a dragon which cover its smooth fuchsia or…

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Baobab - The Super-sized Superfruit

The Baobab is a huge, majestic tree found throughout Africa, especially in the hotter and more arid regions of the continent. The Baobab tree has a unique shape with crooked branches that look like roots and crown its enormous trunk. The trunk can store…

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Stevia - The Sweet Leaf

Stevia is a natural sugar alternative extracted from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana, a shrub native to Paraguay. Its sweetness is more than a hundred times that of sugar, yet it is calorie-free. But Stevia is not just a sweet treat: it has health benefits which have…

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Matcha Green Tea - An Antioxidant Powerhouse

Matcha Green Tea is made from stone-ground, nutrient-rich, dried, young leaves of Camellia sinensis bushes. Preparation of this very fine powder involves many special processes before and after harvest that give this potent powder distinct…