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The Different Types of Bananas

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The Different Types of Bananas – Organicisbeautiful.com

Today on OiB I will take about the different types of bananas. Yes, that is true. There are many types of bananas and people have been asking me for the same very recently. So if you are also among those who have been asking me for the same. Your request is here now.

There are more than 1000 types of bananas. They also have their own categories which are actually about 50. These varieties might not be known by many people but they surely do exist. A banana is by far the most popular and common eaten fruit of the whole world. It is also taken as a fruit besides being taken as an herb too.

Cavendish Bananas
When it comes to the export market, the Cavendish variety is the best one produced. It is made in quantities of about 105 million tons each year. They are used in many desserts and also contribute to a lot of profits for countries in the South.

Plantain Bananas
These bananas are also known as cooking bananas. They make up for 45 million tones. These can be consumed locally. They are found in many tropical countries. They are also the best alternatives for potatoes and rice in different cuisines in cheaper countries because of their low cost.

Baby bananas
These are the most cute and adorable fun size bananas that are given by Chiquita. They are almost half the size of the normal Cavendish bananas and are true snacks for all. Their skin is deep brown with darker streaks on it.

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The Different Types of Bananas – Organicisbeautiful.com

Manzano Bananas
This variety of bananas belongs to the Central America and South America. They are also known as Apple bananas. They have a very strong tart-apple smell while they are also firmer in comparison. It is sweet in taste and is also found easily in Asian markets

Red Bananas
I personally like these bananas because they are very delicious of the above all. They are found in the US and have a very creamy texture and sweet taste. A red ripe banana is the one which is a bit in the darker shade of magenta. It is also confused in Philippines with their staple called Lacatan.

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Type of Bananas | OrganicIsBeautiful

Burro Bananas
They are also known as chunky bananas in general. This is because they are fatter and more in size than the normal Cavendish bananas found regularly. It is mostly grown in Mexico but is also found in America as well. This type of banana should be ripened well throughout. It has a yellow skin and a greatly balanced sweet as well as sour taste. In other words, it is just like something in between a banana cream pie and a lemon meringue pie.

Apple Bananas
This type of banana is also known as the candy apple banana. It is often found in Hawaii while the firm flesh of the banana is pink in color. It doesn’t brown quickly which is why I prefer using them in different fruit salads overall.

Lady Finger Bananas
These are smaller but longer types of bananas that are sweeter than the Cavendish ones. They can be used in the same way though.

There are also many other types of bananas. If you know any of them and have tried out a recipe with them. Feel free to share in the comments below!

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The Different Types of Bananas

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What are the 5 Spices I should Keep in my Kitchen?

Today, on OiB I will tell you the spices which you should keep in there. The kitchen for any woman is a holy shrine where she spends the whole day cooking. Spices come with medicinal values and it is not surprising to note that they were commonly used in ancient times itself to cure minor health ailments like cold, fever, stomach upset, and acne.

Here are five must-have nature spices inside your kitchen:

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Turmeric
Turmeric is an Indian product and has been in their cooking for several thousand years. It comes with several properties like decreases the fat, purifies blood and heals wounds and bruises. It needs to be added to boiled milk, curry dishes, and vegetables.

Asafetida
Asafetida comes in the form of granules and you can use a pinch of asafetida. This can be used in water, broth, and ghee, when you are cooking. It mainly helps in reducing indigestion problems, fullness, and heavy gas after eating food.

Cumin
Cumin is another popular ingredient which immensely helps in aiding digestion. It helps in removing pain in the abdomen, remove heaviness in the stomach. It can be added to soup, rice, and lentils.

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Coriander
Coriander leaves are excellent spices to be used when cooking. It is used as a garnish. They are commonly found in seeds or ground form. It immensely helps in removing tiredness, exhaustion, headaches, and pain in muscles.

You will want to add some during cooking in curries, vegetable fries, and lentils.

Ginger
Ginger is a very versatile food ingredient. It can be used in healing fever, colds, coughs, and indigestion. The benefits are too many. Apart from that, it also improves the blood circulation and reduces inflammation. You can add it in your food as a spice or as dry powder.

When added to soups or vegetable curries, it enhances the flavor to another level. You can prepare so many DIY dishes using these ingredients.

Ginger in Skincare | OrganicIsBeautiful
Ginger in Skincare | OrganicIsBeautiful

All of the above are enough to tell you why you must use organic products. They not only give you the best care for your hair, but do not come with harmful chemicals. This is one of the main reasons why I always use hair care products made from natural ingredients. It has helped me in achieving the hair of my dreams.

Do you want to become like me and have healthy and good skincare? The choice is always yours sweetie.

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15 Foods That Hydrates You as much as Water!

Good morning everyone,

Hope you had a lovely evening with you love ones, here I am writing this articles designed for the one, like me, who finds water slightly plain. Those are my tricks to maintain my body hydrates and my skin nourished. Vitamin booster guaranteed.

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Неrе аrе а numbеr оf grеаt fооds аnd drіnks thаt саn hеlр уоu stау hуdrаtеd thrоughоut уоur dау.

  1. Wаtеr (wіth Lеmоn): Wаtеr, оf соursе, іs thе mоst іmроrtаnt hуdrаtоr уоu саn соnsumе.Ѕwеаt, hеаt аnd ехеrtіоn wіll drаіn уоur bоdу’s rеsеrvеs оf wаtеr, аnd іt іs іmреrаtіvе уоu rерlеnіsh уоur suррlіеs. Аddіng lеmоn tо wаtеr wіll аdd Vіtаmіn С аnd сіtrіс еnzуmеs.
  2. Сuсumbеrs: Сuсumbеrs аrе mаdе mоstlу оf wаtеr. Аddіtіоnаllу, thеу hаvе mаnу оthеr nutrіеnts thаt hуdrаtе аnd nоurіsh thе bоdу, lіkе vіtаmіn С. Сuсumbеrs аrе аlsо rісh іn саffеіс асіd, whісh sооthеs уоur skіn.
  3. Сосоnut Wаtеr: Сосоnut wаtеr іs оnе оf thе bеst wауs tо rерlасе thе wаtеr аnd еlесtrоlуtеs thаt уоu usе uр іn hоt сlіmаtеs. Сосоnut wаtеr соntаіns vіtаmіns аnd mіnеrаls thаt аrе реrfесtlу suіtеd tо rерlеnіsh аnd guаrd уоur bоdу аgаіnst thе еffесts оf hеаt.
  4. Wаtеrmеlоn: Оnе оf thе bеst fооds fоr hуdrаtіоn уоu саn fіnd, Wаtеrmеlоns соntаіn еssеntіаl hуdrаtіng sаlts, саlсіum, роtаssіum аnd sоdіum. Lіkе сосоnut wаtеr, іt іs а vеrу gооd wеароn аgаіnst thе hеаt.

    Watermelon among other fruits remains very watery | OrganicIsBeautiful
    Watermelon among other fruits remains very watery | OrganicIsBeautiful
  1. Саbbаgе: Саbbаgе hаs bееn knоwn tо lоwеr сhоlеstеrоl, аnd іt іs vеrу rісh іn vіtаmіn С. Іt саn аlsо рrоduсе wеіght lоss, аs іt іs fіllеd wіth fіbrеs аnd nаturаl рrоbіоtісs. Іt bеst еаtеn rаw, іn а frеsh sаlаd.
  1. Ісеd НеrbаlТеа: Ісеd hеrbаl tеаs аrе nоn-саffеіnаtеd bеvеrаgеs. Маnу hеrbаl tеаs саn hеlр аіd іn stоmасh аnd dіgеstіvе рrоblеms аs wеll аs hеlр tо саlm thе nеrvеs. Неrbаl tеаs sеrvе аs а flаvоurful аltеrnаtіvе tо thе mаnу sоft drіnks аnd саffеіnе drіnks thаt dоn’t асtuаllу hуdrаtе уоur bоdу vеrу еffесtіvеlу.
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  1. Ѕаlаds: Моst lеttuсе іs 90% wаtеr, аnd саn kеер уоu hуdrаtеd fоr lоng lеngths оf tіmе. Lеttuсе аlsо соntаіns а fаіr аmоunt оf fіbrе, whісh саn hеlр уоu stау full fоr lоngеr реrіоds оf tіmе.
Salad - Image Credit Monika Grabkowska for OrganicIsBeautiful
Salad – Image Credit Monika Grabkowska for OrganicIsBeautiful
  1. Аррlеs: Аррlеs аrе vеrу hуdrаtіng, аnd hаvе bееn lіnkеd wіth lоwеrіng уоur сhоlеstеrоl, іnduсіng wеіght lоss, аnd hеlр рrеvеnt саrdіоvаsсulаr dіsеаsе аnd еvеn саnсеr. Grееn аррlеs аrе lоwеr іn sugаrs thаn rеd.
  2. Rеd Веll Рерреrs: Веll рерреrs оf аnу kіnd аrе sоmе оf thе bеst vеgеtаblеs fоr уоur bоdу. Тhеу соntаіn thіаmіnе, vіtаmіn В6, fоlіс асіd, bеtа-саrоtіnе аnd vіtаmіn С. Еаtеn rаw, thеу mаіntаіn mоrе оf thеіr nutrіеnts.
  3. Тоmаtоеs: Тоmаtоеs аrе mаdе uр оf 94% wаtеr. 94%!! Тhеу аrе оnе оf thе hіghеst sоurсеs оf lусореnе whісh іs sаіd tо hеlр рrеvеnt сеrtаіn саnсеrs. Тоmаtоеs аrе аlsо а grеаt sоurсе оf vіtаmіn С аnd thе mіnеrаl mаngаnеsе.
Fresh Tomatoes in salads or facial masks. Check out our other DIY articles.
Fresh Tomatoes in salads or facial masks. Check out our other DIY articles.
  1. Ріnеаррlеs: Іn аddіtіоn tо bеіng vеrу gооd аt hуdrаtіng уоur bоdу, Ріnеаррlе іs suffusеd wіth brоmеlаіn. Вrоmеlаіn hаs mаnу hеаlth bеnеfіts, еsресіаllу fоr dіgеstіоn. Іt іs аlsо іs а dеtохіfіеr, аnd саn аіd wіth wеіght lоss.
  2. Grареfruіt: Тhе grареfruіt іs а vеrу еffесtіvе hуdrаtоr knоwn fоr hеlріng tо соntrоl thе арреtіtе. Іt саn аlsо аіd іn wеіght lоss.
Grapefruit oil
Fresh Grapefruit
  1. Сеlеrу: Сеlеrу іs аlmоst еntіrеlу wаtеr, аnd іt tаkеs а dіsрrороrtіоnаtе аmоunt оf еnеrgу tо swаllоw аnd dіgеst. Іt аlsо рrоvіdеs а lаrgе аmоunt оf mіnеrаl sаlts, vіtаmіns аnd аmіnо асіds.
  2. Веrrіеs: Веrrіеs аrе full оf wаtеr, аnd соntаіn hіgh lеvеls оf fіbrеs аnd аntіохіdаnts, whісh саn hеlр уоur bоdу dеtохіfу іtsеlf.
  3. Саrrоts: Саrrоts, thоugh thеу sееm drу аnd dеnsе, аrе аlmоst 90% wаtеr. Аddіtіоnаllу, thеу hаvе mоrе bеtа-саrоtеnе thаn аnу оthеr vеgеtаblе. Веtа-саrоtеnе hеlрs іmрrоvе еуеsіght, аnd hеlрs рrоtесt аgаіnst саnсеr.

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I hope you find this article helpful and useful to your personal nutrition habits. As for me, tea and salad remains an ideal and tasty alternative to drinking water.

Thank you,

Amanda 😉

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Alternative to Eating Eggs | OrganicIsBeautiful

Alternative to Eating Eggs

Alternative to Eating Eggs

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Alternative to eating eggs | www.OrganicIsbeautiful.com

Today on OiB I will take about different alternatives to Eating Eggs. If you are a person who just cannot do it with eggs, then this article is truly the best for you. Eggs are no doubt very rich in proteins and they have such power and energy that there is actually no substitute for them. Still I have often been asked how organic can actually be beautiful if one doesn’t want to have eggs.

Alternative to Eating Eggs | OrganicIsBeautiful
Alternative to Eating Eggs | OrganicIsBeautiful

There is a simple answer to that. What I have found out is that it all takes for you to know what eggs contain. You can then make up for all these things that an egg provides with intakes of different things that are rich in the same. There are three types of people who cannot have eggs

  • People who are allergic to eggs
  • People who just don’t like the smell or taste of Eating Eggs
  • Vegetarians who do not want eggs to constitute their meals

Let me first tell you what eggs contains in them. Eggs are known to be important because they have too many benefits just through one simple egg. You can make up for them by eating multiple things but you can’t find all that in one simple ingredient.

  • Eggs contain lots of proteins
  • They can be had in different quantities and do not result in causing any heart diseases.
  • They have such contents that in fact raise the good cholesterol in the body
  • They are rich in too many antioxidants
  • They have lots of vitamins, minerals and good fats in them
  • Eggs also have iron, phosphorus, selenium and choline which is important for the brain
  • They help to lose weight too

I have substituted all these with different essential ingredients. If you are looking for its substitute in taste, then make sure you try the commercial egg replacer from stores. On the other hand, for gaining health benefits I normally eat the following or replace it when I am in no mood to have an egg.

  • I replace each egg for mashed potatoes if I need to bind a cutlet, loaf or a burger
  • I make crispy tofu to have an egg-less salad
  • If egg is used for adding moisture to any recipe, I add in ¼ cup banana puree for each egg asked for. Even apple sauce, vegan sour cream and pumpkin can be used for the sweetness
  • For baking, I make sure that agar powder is used instead of egg whites or soda is used for cake mixes

For people who need to eat things that can in any way replace some of the health provided by eggs. They can include the following in their diet.  Eating Eggs! 

Alternative to Eating Eggs | OrganicIsBeautiful
Alternative to Eating Eggs | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Lean meat is the best option and the number one to provide many essential proteins.
  • Fish is a game changer for iron sources that make up for eggs beautifully

There are many other techniques as well. If you want to know more or have any of your own, let me be obliged by your comments below.

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The Top 6 Must Ingredients of a Smoothie

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The Top 6 Must Ingredients of a Smoothie – Organicisbeautiful.com

Today on OiB, I will talk about delicious and healthy smoothies that have taste as well as health within them at the same time.  If you are a great smoothie lover and love to drink healthy all the way through your life, then this article is a must for you to know the different ingredients that will always give you the best taste of your life. These ingredients are the most general but the most striking ingredients that instantly lift your smoothie. They give you a very healthy feeling and at least have kept me very supercharged during my routines. These must 6 ingredients are given below

  • Pomegranate Juice
    If you have sore muscle problems and issues, then this ingredient is probably the best ever for you because it will give you taste and health at the same time.  This is the same as cherry juice which is also yet another ingredient for your smoothie. This anti-oxidant helps to keep away free radicals from oxidizing into bad areas and also reduces clots and buildups in the arteries.
  • Silken Tofu
    Rich in protein, this ingredient helps to keep you energized for longer along with additional calcium set tofu too.
  • Green Tea
    Green Tea has already been found to have many different advantages in many aspects. Hence green tea not only makes your smoothie healthy but also makes it very light at the same time. It fights cancer by boosting the immune system and helps to prevent skin damage in addition to improving the skin with regular drinking. Hence this antioxidant is the best ingredient that any smoothie can ever have.
  • Flaxseed
    Omega-3 has a lot of benefits and this ingredient makes your smoothie full of this fatty acid. Grounded from flaxseed, Flaxmeal is full of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) that helps to reduce feelings of inflammation and increases the blood flow. This is a great ingredient that reduces the risk of blood pressure and clots in addition to giving great freshness to the smoothie as well.
The Top 6 Must Ingredients of a Smoothie - Organicisbeautiful.com
The Top 6 Must Ingredients of a Smoothie – Organicisbeautiful.com
  • Vanilla Kefir
    This is yoghurt that has been downsized and less thickened to be easily drinkable with the distinct yummy flavor of vanilla incorporated in it. It is full of calcium and other healthy pro-biotics that provide the zing to your mood by boosting your immune system.
  • Kombucha
    Kombucha comes in many flavors from Water-melon to Mango and is a fizzy drink or a fermented type of tea. It has great value as it has more pro-biotics and anti-oxidants in comparison with other teas. This ingredient is now available in many supermarkets so you can easily catch hold of this ingredient for your smoothie at this very instant. It can be added to add instant flavor to the smoothie.

Hence you can easily get going with these 6 ingredients and can make any number of smoothies with many numerous combinations of your own. Feel free to experiment as the benefits are many and do not forget to comment your new combinational smoothies in the comments section below.

Have a lovely evening,

Amanda.

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