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Delivery today to the Landings in St. Lucia.
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Deliveries tomorrow to Marriott residences
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Happy 4th of July
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Hi Cheryl, just a few tips for dining, some of our favs, Shiggidy Shack, Ciao, Marshals and La Belle Vie to name a few.
We heard from Mary today and she was very satisfied with our service. Hooray!!!!!!!
Rain, rain rain in St. Kitts yesterday. Hopefully today will be a brighter day. We hope all our clients in St. Kitts are enjoying their vacation.
We welcome George to St. Kitts and wish them a safe trip.
Good day to all our Caribbean grocery shoppers, as you all know the new year is just around the corner, so don't forget if you wanna get your bottle of champagne or wine for that special night your drinks can be delivered right on your door step. visit our website:
The management and staff of Caribbean Grocery Shopping would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2011. We look foward to providing you the best possible service in the upcoming year...enjoy!!
Want to quench thirst and re-boost your body with anti-oxidants lycopene and vitamin-A?.. having a slice of watermelon would be your best option.
Watermelon was originated from southern African countries and from where it spread to all over the tropical and subtropical regions. The plant bears many yellow colored flowers that may require honey bees for pollination.The fruit has smooth, deep green or yellow colored thick exterior rind with light green or gray colored vertical stripes on the outer surface.
Health benefits of watermelon
Rich in electrolytes and water content, melons are nature’s gift to beat tropical summer thirst.
Very low in calories (just 30 cal per 100 g) and fats but very rich in many health promoting plant nutrients, anti-oxidants that are essential for optimum health.
Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin-A, which is a powerful natural anti-oxidant. It is essential for vision and immunity. Vitamin-A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
It is also rich in anti-oxidant flavonoids like lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin. These antioxidants are found to be protective against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers. Phyto-chemicals present in watermelon like Lycopene (4532 mcg/100 g) and carotenoids have the ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen free radicals.
The fruit is a good source of potassium; Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.
It also contains good amount of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), vitamin-C and manganese. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen free radicals. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.
Hello and good day to my facebook fans todays' topic is about Fruits and why they are important...
Fruits are nature’s wonderful medicines packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and many phyto-nutrients (Plant derived micro-nutrients). They are absolute feast to our sight, not just because of their color and flavor but help body keep fit and healthy!Fruits are low in calories and fat and are a source of simple sugars, fiber and vitamins which are essential for optimizing our health.
Fruits provide plenty of soluble dietary fiber which helps to ward of cholesterol and fats from the body and to get relief from constipation as well.
Fruits contain many anti-oxidants like poly-phenolic flavonoids, vitamin-C, anthocyanins. These compounds, firstly, help body protect from oxidant stress, diseases and cancers, and secondly, help body develop capacity to fight against these ailments by boosting our immunity level. Many fruits, when compared to vegetables and cereals, have very high anti-oxidant values which is something measured by their "Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity" or ORAC.
Anthocyanins are flavonoid category of poly-phenolic compounds found in some "blue fruits" like blue-black grapes, mulberries, acai berry, choke-berries, blueberries, blackberries, and in many vegetables featuring blue or deep purple color. Eating fruits rich in blue pigments offers many health benefits. These compounds have potent anti-oxidant properties, remove free radicals from the body and thus offers protection against cancers, aging, infections etc. These pigments tend to concentrate just underneath the skin.
Fruit’s health benefiting properties are because of their richness in vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, anti-oxidants which helps body prevent or at least prolong the natural changes of aging by protecting and rejuvenating cells, tissues and organs in the human body. The overall impact! Fruit nutrition benefits are many. You are protecting yourself from minor problems like wrinkling of skin, hair fall, memory loss to major ailments like age related macular degeneration of retina in the eyes, Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancers, weak bones (osteoporosis)… and the list of fruit nutrition benefits never ends!
A pleasnt good day too all our facebook fans!! Today as the food of the day I have chosen the spice called nutmeg:
A Nutmeg tree yields up to three times a year. Once harvested from the tree, the outer coat or husk is removed. The aril, also known as "mace", is gently peeled off from the outer surface of the kernel, flattened into strips, dried, and sold either as whole strips or finely ground. The whole kernels are then sun-dried for several days to weeks, or sometimes, more rapidly over a hot drier machine till the whole nutmeg rattle inside the shell. The shell is then broken and inside shriveled nut is taken out. Finally nuts are dipped in lime water in order to prevent insect infestation and seed germination.
Health benefits of nutmeg and mace
■Nutmeg spice as well as mace contains many plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.
■The spicy nut contains fixed oil trimyristin and many essential volatile oils such as which gives sweet aromatic flavor to nutmeg like myristicin, elemicin, eugenol and safrole. The other volatile oils are pinene, camphene, dipentene, cineole, linalool, sabinene, safrole, terpeniol.
■The active principles in nutmeg have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive and carminative functions.
■This prized spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper are used by the body as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes.
■It is also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta carotene and cryptoxanthins that are essential for optimum health.
Rosemary flourishes in well drained, alkaline soil; requires sunny conditions and needs shelter from gusty winds. It reaches about 1.5-3 meters in height. Its bushy stems and downy young shoots are covered with about 1 inch long, narrow, needle-like aromatic leaves, dark green above greyish underneath. The plant bears short racemes of small sea blue flowers that appear in early summer.
The plant parts; flowers and leaves have odour that is pungently aromatic and somewhat camphoraceous.Apart from culinary and medicinal purpose rosemary shoots, flowers and leaves are used in ceremonies such as weddings and festivals for decorating banquet halls as incense to ward off bad influences.
Health benefits of Rosemary herb Rosemary leaves contain many notable plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties.
Its plant parts especially flower tops contain phenolic anti-oxidant rosmarinic acid as well as numerous health benefiting volatile essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, α-pinene...etc. These compounds are known to have rubefacient, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties.
Rosemary leaves provide just 131 calories per 100 g and contains no cholesterol. Apart from nutrients this humble herb contains many noteworthy non-nutrient component such as dietary fiber (37% of RDA), anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
This herb is exceptionally rich source of many B-complex group of vitamin, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin. It is one of the herbs that are very rich in folates; providing about 109 mcg per 100g (about 27% of RDA). Folates are important in DNA synthesis and when given during peri-conception period can help prevent neural tube defects in the new-born babies.
Rosemary herb contains very good amounts of vitamin A, 2924 IU per 100 g; about 97% of RDA. Vitamin A is known to have antioxidant properties and is essential for vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural foods rich in vitamin A known to helps body protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
Fresh rosemary leaves are good source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin-C. Contains about 22 mg per 100 g, about 37% of RDA. It is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals fro the body.
Rosemary herb parts, whether fresh or dried, are rich source of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.
This herb is an excellent source of iron, contains 6.65 mg/100 g of fresh leaves (about 83% of RDA). Iron, being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.
Today for the food of the day I have choosen walnuts below you can view the health benefits
Health benefits of WalnutsThe nuts are rich source of energy and contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
They are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (about 72%) like oleic acid and an excellent source of all important omega-3 essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and arachidonic acids. Regular intake of walnuts in the diet help to lower total as well as LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet that is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
Just about 25 g per day provides 90% of RDI of omega-3 fatty acids. Research studies have suggested that n-3 fatty acids by their virtue of anti-inflammatory action helps to lower the risk of blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon and prostate cancers.
These nuts are rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall anti-oxidant activity, including melatonin, ellagic acid, vitamin E, carotenoids, and poly-phenolic compounds. These compounds have potential health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases.
They are an excellent source of vitamin E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; contain about 21g per100 g. vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.
These nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates.
They also very are rich source of minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Copper is a cofactor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Selenium is an important micro-nutrient which functions as co-factor for anti-oxidant enzymes such as glutathione peroxidases.
Walnuts oil has flavorful nutty aroma and has an excellent astringent properties; helps to keep skin well protected from dryness. It has also been used in cooking, and as “carrier or base oil” in traditional medicines in massage therapy, aromatherapy, in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.Munch a handful of walnuts a day and you will have enough recommended levels of minerals, vitamins and protein.
The plant is perennial and is grown by methods similar to those used in growing onions. Fully grown plant reaches about 50 to 60 cm in height and bears underground bulbous root containing about 8-20 bulb lets known as cloves. The whole bulb is encased by several layers of white or mauve-tinged thin papery coverings. Unlike onions, the flowers of the garlic plant are sterile and so do not produce seed. New plants generally are grown from the individual sections of the bulb.
Health benefits of GarlicWonderfully flavorful garlic cloves contain many noteworthy minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients that have proven health benefits.
Its bulbs contain organic thio-sulfinites such as diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide and allyl propyl disulfide that can form allicin by enzymatic reaction which is activated by disruption of bulb (like crushing, cutting etc).
Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells.
Allicin also decreases blood vessel stiffness by release of nitric oxide (NO); thereby bring reduction in the total blood pressure. It also blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels which helps decrease the overall risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD) and stroke.
Research studies also found that consumption of garlic is associated with possible decrease in the incidence of stomach cancer.
Allicin and other essential volatile compounds in the garlic also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities.
Garlic is an excellent source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. The bulbs are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and selenium. Selenium is an heart-protective mineral, and is an important cofactor for anti-oxidant enzymes in the body. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.
It contains many flavonoid anti-oxidants like carotene beta, zea-xanthin, and vitamins like vitamin-C. Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of Recommended daily allowance)
95% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine),
52% of vitamin C,
21% of iron,
18% of calcium,
26% Selenium, and
73% of manganese
but no cholesterol.
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