Mango- Mangifera Indica
Mango plants are native to South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Philippines, and Bangladesh. It grows to a height of 5-15 meters with the crown radius about 5 meters long. Leaves are evergreen with 15-30 centimeters long and 5-15 centimeters broad. Leaves are orange-pink colored when they are young and turn dark green when they mature. Flowers are small and white with 5 petals about 5-10 mm long and have the mild sweet odor. Fruit varies in size, color (yellow, orange, green) and taste. Unpeeled mangoes have distinctive resinous, sweet smell with the single seed (contains plant embryo) in it.
Mango fruits can be eaten raw or juiced. It can also be used in ice-creams, desserts, cakes, sauces, jams, smoothies, chocolates and also in cooking dishes for flavoring.
A cup or 100 grams of diced mango contains 60 calories, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, proteins, and fat. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium. It is also a good source of dietary antioxidants like ascorbic acid, carotenoids, phenolic compounds and beta-carotene.
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WheatGrass (Triticum Aestivum)
Wheatgrass is a food prepared from the cotyledons (seed leaves) of the common wheat plant. It is available as fresh juice and powder. It is bright green in color and easy to grow at indoors.
Wheatgrass manages to produce and maintain high nutritious content compared to normal wheat. It is commercially available as spray, cream, gel, lotions and as the herbal supplement. The juice is extracted from wheatgrass sprouts. Wheatgrass tea or smoothie also increases energy levels; reduce coughs, allergies, and illness.
Rain barrel device is a mini water tank for collecting and maintaining harvested rain. Stored water can be used for gardening, agriculture and washing bikes & cars. It doesn’t contain chemical compounds than in tap water. Rainwater may have high initial cost. At homes, we use small barrels to store rainwater.
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Coffee is the most popular drink in the world. It can be prepared, presented in various ways and served both hot and cold. Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans. Coffee grounds are the waste products of brewing coffee. These are native to Africa and highly seen in India, America, Madagascar, Australia, and France.
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The compost heap is an organic matter that is decomposed, recycled and used as a fertilizer. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. Though compost heap is a natural way to improve soil fertility it takes time to prepare. You can’t actually change the type of soil but adding organic matter makes your soil more like loam which can boosts plant growth.
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