Food We Eat : List of Edible Seaweeds

Arame (Eisenia bicyclis, syn. Ecklonia bicyclis), sea oak is a species of kelp best known for its use in Japanese cuisine. Badderlocks (Alaria esculenta) Alaria esculenta is an edible seaweed, also known as dabberlocks or badderlocks, or winged kelp. It is a traditional food along the coasts of the far north Atlantic Ocean. It may... Continue Reading →

Know : 22 Reasons : Why We Need Trees?

Trees combat the climate change Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced... Continue Reading →

Know : List of Plants – A

Here is the list of plants with their Common Name, Botanical Name and Pictures This post features all plants with common names starting with 'A' Alder – Alnus Alder is particularly noted for its important symbiotic relationship with Frankia alni, an actinomycete, filamentous, nitrogen-fixing bacterium. This bacterium is found in root nodules, which may be... Continue Reading →

Know : List of Citrus Fruits

  Citrus fruits are notable for their fragrance, partly due to flavonoids and limonoids (which in turn are terpenes) contained in the rind, and most are juice-laden. The juice contains a high quantity of citric acid giving them their characteristic sharp flavour. The genus is commercially important as many species are cultivated for their fruit,... Continue Reading →

Food We Eat : List of Varieties of Mangoes

Worldwide, hundreds of mango cultivars exist. In mango orchards, multiple cultivars are often grown together to improve cross-pollination. Two of the most important cultivars are the Chaunsa, which is particularly common in Pakistan, and the Tommy Atkins, which dominates the world export trade because it can be easily transported and has a good shelf-life, although... Continue Reading →

Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry. There are five classes of amber, defined on... Continue Reading →

Food We Eat : List of Edible Seeds (Gallery)

This list of edible seeds includes seeds that are directly foodstuffs, rather than yielding derived products. A variety of species can provide edible seeds. Of the six major plant parts, seeds are the dominant source of human calories and protein.Most edible seeds are angiosperms, but a few are gymnosperms. The most important global seed food source, by weight, is cereals, followed by... Continue Reading →

A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa (The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa), within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours... Continue Reading →

If there weren’t any mushrooms, our world would be one medium garbage dump. Mushrooms play an important role in the world by breaking down plant and animal material. Mushrooms are fungi. Fungi are as uniquely different from plants as plants are from animals. In fact, fungi and animals are now in the same super-kingdom, Opisthokonta.... Continue Reading →

The Slideshow below has the list of Native Fruits of Africa (42) Ackee African cherry orange African custard-apple African mango African medlar African moringa African peach Aizen Balsam apple Calabash Coco de mer Coffee Deleb palm Desert date Gemsbok cucumber Gingerbread plum Governor’s plum Horned melon Imbe Indian jujube Jackalberry Junglesop Kei apple Marula Mazhanje/Sugar... Continue Reading →

Eco Preservation : Palmyra Palm Trees

Borassus (Palmyra Palm) is a genus of six species of fan palms, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and New Guinea. They are tall palms, capable of growing up to 30 m high (98 ft). The leaves are long, fan-shaped, 2 to 3 m in length. The flowers are small, in densely clustered spikes, followed by large, brown, roundish fruits. Palmyra palms are economically useful,... Continue Reading →

Know : 30 Mosquito Repellent Plants

According to Cheryl Meola many of following plants are mosquito repellents. You can find more info about the plants there on his blog here. This list also shares the plants listed on Prepper Central which are considered to be mosquito repellents. (the pictures followed by the respective name of the plant as follows)  Ageratum or Floss Flower: Ageratum houstonianum.... Continue Reading →

TedEx Talks : Mr. Nammalvar at IIM, Trichy, India

If you do not know who is Dr. Nammalvar, you may jump into some other opinion about the noble human based on the way he looks. He is known for his simplicity and a renowned Organic Agriculturist. More details as follows G. Nammalvar is an Indian Organic Farming scientist. Hailing from the Agro-based Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India, he is involved... Continue Reading →

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