leafy vegetable


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leafy vegetable

Nutrition
A type of vegetable which typically grows in tight or loose heads, or as individual leafs on a stem, or is the top of root vegetables (e.g., turnips or beets). Leafy vegetables are low in calories and rich in carotenoids, vitamin C, fibre, folic acid and water, and supply varying amounts of iron and calcium.

Examples
Cabbage, collards, cabbage, kale, radicchio, spinach and watercress.
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Although there are many remedies to reducing anaemia and protein-energy malnutrition, adequate consumption of traditional green leafy vegetables, which are rich not only in protein but also micronutrients and mineral elements, offer a chance to reduce this high prevalence.
The objectives were to characterize the production systems of leafy vegetables, identify the species of traditional leafy vegetables grown in the inland valleys of Yaounde, identify sources of supply and quality of seed produced, and analyze the constraints on production and the distribution of quality seeds in this sector.
Leafy vegetables from a wide variety of plants including potherbs, green vegetables, green or leafy greens are eaten as vegetables.
5] Tchum S, Newton S, Tanumihardjo S, Fareed K, Tetteh A and S Agyei Evaluation of a green leafy vegetable intervention in Ghanaian postpartum mothers.
The significant finding of the research is that leafy vegetables can be produced under normal lighting conditions, while the health quality can be improved with a relatively short treatment using an advanced solid-state illuminator.
Amongst the antioxidant nutrient analysed in the leafy vegetable (Table 1), the manganese content was 84.
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health have found that eating just one serving of green leafy vegetables or three servings of fruit a day reduces the risk of developing Type II diabetes.
Eat these with your evening meal, along with green leafy vegetables, which are high in muscle-relaxing magnesium, and you're on your way to having a good night's sleep.
This ground breaking new facility will be the first of its type outside of Asia, enabling 20 harvests of green leafy vegetables per year, in comparison with four using traditional soil methods," Mr Ryan said.
Panasonic has already tested 30 fruits and leafy vegetables using this method and the research is still going on.
Dark leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and beans are some of the food items rich in magnesium.
They found 23 percent of illnesses were associated with leafy vegetables, which was higher than any other type of food.