- Tamarillos are revered for their beauty as well as their juicy, moist flesh.
- Shaped like a pointed egg, tamarillos come in clusters of three or more and each fruit is about two inches long.
- Similar in taste to a plum or an apricot, the fruit is perfect for cooking.
- A good source of vitamins A and C, tamarillos are low in calories.
- They are known as “tree tomatoes” and come in both red and gold varieties.
- Once ripened at room temperature, refrigerate for up to 10 days, tightly wrapped in plastic.
- Tamarind, also known as tamarindo, is the fruit of an African shade tree.
- The pods, which can grow 5-8 inches long, contain a sticky, sweet-sour pulp with a taste reminiscent of dates, apricots, prunes, and raisins.
- Tamarind is a main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce and in syrup form is used to flavor soft drinks. Also used as a great alternative to high fat creams and butter, tamarind sauce is naturally sweet with a succulent texture.
- Stored whole in a cool, dry place, this fruit will keep almost indefinitely. The pulp should be refrigerated.
- Tindora is a popular Indian vegetable resembling a small cucumber.
- Also known as Indian Ivy Gourd or Kovai, its taste is somewhere between a gourd and a cucumber, with a juicy, mild bitter crunch.
- Tindoras can be eaten raw or boiled, steamed or fried. They’re also delicious stuffed.
- In India, ivy gourd is often recommended to diabetics due to its low glycemic index and its possible role in regulating blood glucose.
- Tomatoes are high in Vitamin C, potassium and iron, excellent for overall good health, growth, great skin, teeth and blood pressure.
- Lycopene is the red pigment in tomatoes. It is an antioxidant which combats radicals (cancer causing molecules).
- Recent Harvard research has highlighted that men who eat ten servings of tomatoes per week are reducing their chance of developing prostate cancer by 45%.
- Furthermore, current Italian research demonstrates that individuals who eat seven servings of raw tomatoes reduce the risk of developing stomach and rectal colonic cancer by 60%.
- Moreover, research has unearthed that lycopene inhibits of breast, lung and endometrial (lining of the uterus) cancer cells.
- Present research seems to be pointing to tomatoes even being able to reduce the likelihood of lung cancer.
- Select the brightest red tomatoes you can find when shopping as they contain the greatest amounts of lycopene.
- The nutritional value of tomatoes remains the same whether fresh or tinned.
- Turnips are great diuretics, assisting the body to reduce the amount of water it contains.
- They are high in Vitamin C which is an effective antioxidant, combating free radicals which can cause cancer. Vitamin C also helps absorb iron. Hence, this vegetable is an excellent source of iron for vegetarians and vegans.
- Turnips are also an excellent source of phosphor, calcium and magnesium, great for good bone formation and growth, as well as strong teeth.
- They are also full of folic acid which is vital for the healthy growth of the foetus in a pregnant woman.