Botanical Roots: Why you should eat star fruit

Scientifically known as Carambola, the star fruit is a succulent fruit that is popular in most tropical countries. In some parts of the Caribbean, it's also called ‘jimbilin’ and is a fruit bowl st...

October 02, 2019
Food

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat breadfruit

Breadfruit is a staple in most Caribbean diets. It is enjoyed roasted, boiled and fried in Jamaica with a variety of meals. The fruit tree was brought to the region by British Captain, William...

September 10, 2019
Food

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat callaloo

Most Caribbean people know callaloo - a very easy to grow, hardy plant that is traditionally used as a breakfast dish in islands such as Jamaica. This plant is a great source of iron, but it has ma...

August 27, 2019
Food

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat moringa

The moringa oleifera - also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree - is a small tree native to South Asia that has been used for generations in eastern countries to treat and...

August 21, 2019
Lifestyle

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat pumpkin

Pumpkin is a highly nutritious fruit that grows on a plant, also called pumpkin, that is native to North America. It is rich in vitamins and minerals but low in calories. Pumpkin seeds, leaves, and...

July 30, 2019
Food

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat sweetsop

The sweetsop, also known as sugar-apple or chermoyas, are native to the West Indies and South America. Soft and chewy with a hard exterior, the fruit is considered a delicacy and is rated highly am...

July 23, 2019
Food