• Navy Beans (Haricot/White Beans)

    Diet Nutrition One of the best known bean varieties, navy or haricot or white beans are the original beans used to make Boston baked beans. Like most beans, navy beans are rich in the best sort of fiber – soluble fiber – which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source

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  • Miso

    Diet Nutrition Miso is made from fermented soybeans.There are several types of miso. The most common is mugi miso, a combination of soy and barley with a warm, mellow flavour. Hatcho miso is made from soybeans alone and is denser and more strongly flavoured. Genmai miso which is made from rice is lighter and sweeter.

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  • Melons (Cantaloupe Melon, Watermelon)

    Diet Nutrition Cantaloupe melons are a good source of potassium, vitamin A and folate. They are helpful to the kidneys and are a useful laxative. Honeydew melons contain few nutrients and contain modest amounts of potassium but almost no vitamin A. Calories in Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melon: 1 cup chopped cantaloup melon 62 calories 1 cup

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  • Lima Beans (Butter Beans)

    Diet Nutrition One of the smaller sweeter beans, lima beans are found in the traditional American Indian dish, succotash. Like most beans, lima beans are rich in the best sort of fiber – soluble fiber – which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of potassium, iron, copper and manganese.

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  • Lentils

    Diet Nutrition Lentils, like all pulses, are high in fiber which makes them a good protector against bowel cancer. They are an excellent source of protein when combined with rice or wholegrains. Lentils are an important source of B vitamins, especially B3, which is essential for both a healthy nervous system and digestive system. They

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  • Kombu Seaweed

    Diet Nutrition Kombu is a kelp, a brown seaweed cultivated in Japan and is eaten both raw and cooked. Kombu is sweet tasting and in the West is used mainly to flavor broths, soups and sauces. Kombu or kelp comes packaged in dried strips. To prepare: cut into smaller strips, add to water and boil

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