Green Chilli

  Capsaicin is a substance that occurs naturally in chili peppers, giving them their spicy flavor. The hotter the chili, the more capsaicin it contains. There is clinical evidence that capsaicin can be used to treat nerve-related disorders like persistent pain, psoriasis, and neuropathy. Capsaicin also releases endorphins in the brain and puts chili eatersContinue reading “Green Chilli”

Organic Food

What is Organic? Wikipedia says: Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides but excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured (synthetic) fertilizers, pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such asContinue reading “Organic Food”

Bananas – Who do they all look alike?

Bananas – Why do they all look alike? Common Bananas are all genetically same because they come from trees that have been cloned for decades. The variety we get at stores are called “Cavendish” variety. United Fruit Corporation in 1950 chose this variety to best serve their profits and train consumers to expect all bananasContinue reading “Bananas – Who do they all look alike?”


Long prized for its deeply purple, glossy beauty as well as its unique taste and texture, eggplants are now available in markets throughout the year, but they are at their very best from August through October when they are in season. Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, sweet peppersContinue reading “Eggplant”

Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia) or karela, also known as bitter melon in the Chinese markets, is a delicacy that is nutritious and is renowned to have medicinal qualities. It can be fried, stuffed, pickled, baked or curried. Varieties of this vegetable include those with very light, almost whitish green skin to the dark bottle greenContinue reading “Bitter Gourd”

Full Circle Earth

Full Circle Earth is a non profit organization dedicated to education, empowerment, and growth for the whole community. Within these three focused pillars – Educate, Empower, Grow Full Circle Earth will meet the environmental needs of the community, while creating rewarding vocational and learning service opportunities for students, youth and individuals with developmental disabilities. JimiContinue reading “Full Circle Earth”