Uses of Coconut Husks

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The container which is extracted from the outer surface of coconut is the coconut husk. Even though it is not used as a food product it is used to make many utilitarian products. Coconut Husk Uses In the modern consumer market the outer shell of coconut fruit or coconut husk is used to produce a number of important products. It is used to make coco husk chips, coco peat, coir fiber, and coco crush. It is the best natural organic growing medium in the world. For potting to grow plants and flowers the husk is used. It is a raw material of soil for greenhouse production. Coconut husk can give a growth boost to the plant and help them absorb nutrition more effectively. It gives good soil enrichment to the…
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Here’s something you probably didn’t know about Bananas

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Bananas occupy centre stage on every dining table, and chefs and homemakers all over the world appreciate the dominance of bananas in a plethora of dishes and desserts of various cultures and cuisines. Ever wondered how bananas sprout as trees from those miniscule of seeds inside the fruit or why some bananas don’t even turn yellow and most do? We bring you some intriguing facts on bananas that will tempt your tummy and feed your mind.   Do you know that bananas top the best-selling chart of products at Wal-Mart the world over? Originally, the fruit was full of seeds, but man became a picky eater and started producing seedless bananas using hybrid means. You can still find innumerable little seeds in the fruit, but they don’t render any function,…
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Home Remedies with Bananas

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Bananas are loaded with nutrients and it can also cure a number of diseases. Here are some home remedies with bananas. To get relief from constipation eat banana at night. Use raw bananas if you are suffering from diarrhoea. Mash the banana after boiling it and then add butter and add a pinch of salt. You can puree a small amount of ripe banana and add a teaspoon of honey to it to increase the effectiveness of bananas for diarrhoea. Spread this on a toast and eat it. It will provide bulk to the stools and help to absorb excess fluids within the gastrointestinal tract and reduce diarrhoea. If you suffer from severe constipation have an apple and pear along with a banana. Chop the fruits and add a dash…
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Health Benefits of Bananas

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Bananas offer great medicinal benefits. This is partly because bananas assist in the body’s retention of nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus, all of which work to build regenerated and healthy  tissues. Lowers blood pressure Potassium is an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and it is abundant in bananas. Around 350 mg of potassium is present in a medium-sized banana. A number of studies have proved the efficiency of foods rich in potassium in lowering blood pressure. The fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of stroke and blood pressure is a proven fact. Studies have also shown that the risk of high blood pressure and stroke can be reduced by eating foods that are low in sodium and are good sources of potassium. Plus, potassium helps to balance electrolyte in…
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How to choose quality bananas

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Bananas ripen quickly so it is better to buy those that are a little less ripe. Also, select bananas that are firm and free of bruises. The tips and stems should be intact as well. Here are a few more tips to help you choose quality bananas all the time. What to look for: Choose bananas that have yellow colour. They will not be fully ripe and sweet if they are a little green in colour. Brown freckles will appear on the peel as the banana ripens still further. When bananas start to spot freckles on their peels they will taste their best. Overripe bananas will be densely spotted. A fully overripe banana will be brown coloured, but it will be still good to eat. But most people don’t like…
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Banana – An Excellent Nature’s Anti-Depressant

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Do you remember the timeless axiom ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. And take this ‘A banana a day keeps the shrink away’. Surprised? You needn’t. Time and again, several studies have proven that the brown spots on a banana actually contain a higher level of dopamine than the other areas of the fruit. Dopamine is an organic chemical of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that account for a lot of changes encountered in the brain and body, be it love, lust, sex, addiction, gambling, motivation, etc. Or in other words, Dopamine can actually increase one’s mood and reduce mental health symptoms. Bananas contain Tryptophan, and this converts into serotonin which, subsequently, has the ability to influence your mood and state of mind. And if an individual is…
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