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Chicory - The Coffee Weed

Chicory (Cichorium intybus), also known as common Chicory, is a perennial, herbaceous plant belonging to the sunflower and dandelion family. It grows wild on roadsides, pastures and open fields in different parts of Europe and America and is easy to see…

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Cacao - Food of the Gods

Cacao seeds, also known as beans, are the source of the well-loved cacao and cocoa powder used worldwide to make chocolate and other famous desserts. While Cacao powder is processed from dried raw beans, cocoa powder is processed from dried, roasted beans. There is archaeological…

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Broccoli - Unbelievably Nutritious

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica)  is a highly nutritious cruciferous vegetable belonging to the same botanical family as cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Brussel sprouts and arugula. It is, without a doubt, a powerhouse of nutrients which…

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Maqui - The Incredible Purple Berry


Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis)  is a deep purple berry native to southern Chile known for its excellent antioxidant properties and an ORAC level that beats most antioxidant-rich botanicals. Invading Europeans in colonial times, documented that…

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Yacon - Naturally Sweet and Nutritious

Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius)  is a nutritive plant native to the South American Andes which has captured the world's attention due to its many health-benefiting properties. Cultivated in the northern and central Andes for over a thousand years,…