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3 Nutritious Specialty Cucurbits By Roby Jose Ciju
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Scientific name of spine gourd is Momordica dioica. Spine gourd is a cucurbitaceous vegetable which is closely related to bitter gourd. However, it is not bitter in taste as bitter gourd. As in case... More > of other cucurbitaceous vegetables (cucurbits) which mainly include melons and gourds, spine gourd is also grown as a summer vegetable in tropical and subtropical countries.Zucchini is a type of summer squash grown as a summer vegetable for its tender, edible long fruits. It is the most popular, widely grown and economically important summer squash vegetable. Scientific name of zucchini is Cucurbita pepo.Gherkins are known as ‘small cucumbers’ as it belongs to the same family as cucumber. Scientific name of gherkin is same as that of cucumber i.e. Cucumis sativus, but cultivar is different. Gherkin is a cucurbitaceous plant grown for its small, prickly, cylindrical green fruits which are with thin green rinds and white flesh. Gherkin is a tropical gourd plant and is climbing in growth habit.< Less
Flowers As Vegetables By Roby Jose Ciju
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Flowers have been used for various food purposes since time immemorial. Though not all flowers are edible or consumable, there are a large number of flowers that can be used for various food purposes... More > such as garnishing, flavoring, food coloring, and culinary purposes. Some examples of flowers that are used for food coloring and flavoring purposes are roses, hibiscus flowers, marigold flowers, chrysanthemum flowers, and basil flowers. A few examples of flowers that are used for garnishing purposes are cilantro flowers, flowers belonging to the Onion and Garlic family (Allium spp.), and mint flowers. Some flowers and flower clusters such as broccoli flower clusters and calabash gourd white flowers are not only edible but rich in nutrients also. They are used for various culinary purposes such as for the preparation of various vegetable dishes, soups, and fried snacks. One of the most important edible flowers that require a special mentioning in this booklet is banana blossoms.< Less
Jerusalem Artichokes: Production and Marketing By Roby Jose Ciju
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Jerusalem artichoke plants are grown for its edible nutritious tubers which are actually modified underground stems called ‘rhizomes’. Jerusalem artichoke tubers are high in potassium,... More > iron, dietary fibers, niacin, thiamine, copper and phosphorus. Jerusalem artichoke plants are very easy to grow as they are very hardy plants and once roots are established on soil, they tend to grow vigorously with little nutrition and less care.< Less
Tamarind, the Indian Date By Roby Jose Ciju
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Tamarind is a multipurpose tree. Timber of a fully grown tree yields brown-colored hardy durable heartwood which is used for various carpentry purposes. Young, tender leaves are used as a delicious... More > vegetable. Its pod-shaped fruit has great commercial value. Fruit may be eaten raw or may be used in various culinary or medicinal preparations. Fruit pulp extracted from mature, ripe fruits after removing seeds are available in the market for culinary uses.< Less
A Simple Guide for Growing Organic Mushrooms By Roby Jose Ciju
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Mushrooms are a group of fleshy saprophytic fungi that are found growing on dead organic matter. Over 10,000 species of mushrooms are believed to be found naturally growing in moist, damp forests and... More > soils rich in organic matter throughout the world. Among these, some are edible while others are toxic. A few species of mushrooms are known for their medicinal properties as well and hence they are known as medicinal mushrooms. A mushroom initially forms a minute fruiting body during its initial developmental stages. This fruiting body is called a pin because of its small size and this developmental stage is known as pin-stage. Later when these pins grow in size, they are called buttons. This stage during mushroom development is known as button-stage. Once buttons are formed, mushrooms grow or expand rapidly into enlarged fruiting bodies and caps. Some mushrooms expand overnight while others grow slowly. Edible mushrooms are often grouped along with vegetables and known as ‘Meat of the Vegetable World’.< Less
Basics of E-business By Roby Jose Ciju
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With the advent of e-businesses and e-commercial transactions, the number of internet users who rely on internet for their buying and selling transactions has gone up considerably. E-Commerce is the... More > buzz word in this modern technology-empowered era and there are numerous entrepreneurial opportunities awaiting creative entrepreneurs of all sorts in the field of e-commerce.< Less
5 Popular Leafy Salad Vegetables: Lettuce, Celery, Chives, Kale and Parsley By Roby Jose Ciju
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Some freshly harvested leafy vegetables may be consumed as such in its raw form just after washing them. They may also be consumed after minimal processing such as chopping and adding in salads and... More > in other raw food preparations. Such leafy vegetables which may be consumed in its uncooked state such as salads are called leafy salad vegetables. Their leaves and leaf stalks are used for consumption and therefore they are termed as leafy greens or leafy vegetables. They may be consumed as salads and therefore these vegetables are also known as salad vegetables.< Less
20 Books for Personal Development By Roby Jose Ciju
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It is very easy to get waylaid by the demands of personal and professional life. We often stray from our intended course of journey and become demoralized soon. We, eventually, end up with having a... More > stagnant life rather than having the passion to pursue our dreams and goals. Here comes the significance of some good inspirational books. Such books are, indeed, able to make a positive impact on our lives. The book “20 Books For Personal Development” includes positive reviews of twenty one inspirational books.< Less
Managing Stress Naturally By Roby Jose Ciju
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This 30-page booklet explains various natural and spiritual ways to reduce stress from daily life. Spiritual stress management techniques include yoga, meditation, peaceful living, prayer and... More > observation of silence, solitude and fasting. Most popular natural stress management techniques are journal writing, socializing, listening to music, watching movies or television, exercises and physical activities, pet therapy, massage and spa therapy, and having hobbies such as reading a good book, gardening, dancing, painting, and drawing.< Less
Bulb Crops for Home Gardens By Roby Jose Ciju
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Among all the garden crops, bulbous crops play an important role in magnifying the view of the home garden as these have other good qualities besides beautifying the place where these are grown. One... More > of the main advantages of growing bulbous crops in a home garden is that due to perennial nature, a gardener does not have to worry about next season planting. All the bulbous plants have storage parts underground the soil which can be corms, true bulbs, pseudo-bulbs, stolons, rhizomes, tubers etc. While corms are similar to bulbs with the differentiation of hardness and no stems, the bulbils or bulblets are small bulbs, a rhizome is a modified stem that extends underground horizontally and arises from lateral stem of main stem of the plant. Stolons can be produced either underground or above the ground depending plant to plant.< Less

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