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Life In Fruits
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 31, 2017 01:33AM






Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2017 02:13AM by RawPracticalist.

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Re: Life In Fruits
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 31, 2017 03:06AM

we are blessed on this plaqnet, One look at those pictures of fruit should tell you maybe we are in heaven aleady.

Being geographically located in the tropical zone, Vietnam is truly a heaven when it comes to fruits. One who first comes to the country will be amazed at the countless number of colorful fruits sold at a very reasonable price in every street and market all year round.

Southern Vietnam is the largest fruit granary of the whole country, since the region’s weather is warm with long hours of sunshine, high average temperature and humidity year round. There are even tours arranged exclusively for tourists who love visiting orchards where they can witness how the fruits are grown and try fresh fruits right at the garden. As summer comes, the annual Fruits Festival is held in Ho Chi Minh City, attracting millions of visitors, local and foreigners alike.

Tropical fruits are often found very nutritious, providing rich source of carbohydrate, vitamins (especially A and C), minerals and fibres. Its flavor is often teh extreme of either sweet or sour, and many comes with a particular fragrance that is unmistakeable. Due to the typical weather conditions, the fruit’s colors are vibrantly eye-catching, with red, yellow and orange among the most popular ones. The abundance of fruits in the region also means that people use fruits in many different ways: eating raw, making juices, mixing salad, preserving jams and many other delicious desserts. In northern Vietnam and central highland areas, where the temperature is cooler with four separate seasons, farmers also grow temperate fruits such as apple, strawberry, cherry, grape, peach, or pear, making the collection of fruits in Vietnam an extremely rich one.

I just found out yesterday after seeing another group of mangos on our tree
they produce crop four times a year.
The tree seems to produce in differant sections each cycle

Rawpracticalist VietNam is fruit heaven. so abundent, so cheap.
Vietnamese consume a lot of fruit in their diet,
Many friuts are consumed here on the green side, a number even when ripe are not so sweet. so many dfferant fruits.
Mango is consumed green for an energy pickup I found out.
other fruits also.
On the down side this country has no certifcations for organic and funky chems are being used.
20 years ago the cancer level was much lower, Many people are sick compared to a few daecades back before china junk food chems becoame big in market .

Can you belive two to a bed in many of its hospitals?

Thats another story, we are so lucky to not live third world health care.
many doctors corupt here.

If you ever want the number one fruit country vacation Vietnam would fill that order, just stay the hell away from the hospitals.
One percent of the population of 90 million are killed on its hyways every year.

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Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 31, 2017 03:25PM

we are blessed on this plaqnet, One look at those pictures of fruit should tell you maybe we are in heaven aleady.

Just like HE said ".. the Kingdom of God is already among you.."
Fruit is in our midst here on earth and we are in Heaven already.

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Re: Life In Fruits
Posted by: brome ()
Date: September 09, 2017 07:06PM

Nice fruit thread.

RiverHouseBill - are you sure 1% (900,000) die each year in traffic accidents? That's alot.

Here's a video that shows the free for all in Ho Chi Min City:


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Posted by: brome ()
Date: September 09, 2017 07:48PM


Wikipedia lists the death rate at 25/100,000 or 0.025% - still high but much lower than 1% - 1,000/100,000

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Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: September 10, 2017 03:21AM


Wikipedia lists the death rate at 25/100,000 or 0.025% - still high but much lower than 1% - 1,000/100,000

brome, I as told it was 1 percent killed of a nation of 90 million every yrar
after looking at stats I see that is not correct. Also I see that the real numbers of traffic deaths are not known stats not collected in a lot of districts.
Any way as you can see in video its crazy, everytime I go out to Nha Trang or Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi I see to many wrecks I see them to often have helped injured people to many times off of roadway, Vietnam is awesome but its hyways can get you sick to your stomac. heres stats on Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City now has 7.4 million motorbikes, and counting
Thanh Nien News
Compared to 2011, the number of new bikes registered in the city has increased by around 2 million, according to a Tuoi Tre report. 
There are also more than 1 million motorbikes brought in by migrants from other places, bringing the total count to 8.5 million, the highest in the country. 
HCMC has a population of around 8 million.

The huge number of motorbikes is overburdening the city’s traffic system, according to the department. It said motorbikes are chosen by many people over buses. 
For HCMC dwellers, driving a motorbike is a habit that is very hard to break, it said. The local government is also hesitant to apply measures to reduce the use of motorbikes, such as increasing registration fees.
The department reported that the number of fatalities caused by road crashes in 2015 had decreased, despite the increasing number of motorbikes.
In 2015, 703 people were killed and 3,302 others were injured in 3,712 road crashes, 24 deaths and 727 injured cases fewer than in 2014

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Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: September 11, 2017 02:32AM

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Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: September 11, 2017 06:41AM

What Are Coconuts Good For?

Botanical name: Cocos nucifera
While the coconut is a mainstay in the diet of nearly one third of the planet, it's considered exotic in the Western world. Experts describe the coconut as not just a fruit, but a nut and a seed as well – a drupe. It has three layers: the outside layer is known as the exocarp, and the fibrous husk or mesocarp is inside of it. The thin, woody layer surrounding the actual coconut "meat" is the endocarp.
Since man inhabited the world, coconut trees were in existence. Coconuts have been used not only to produce fiber, fuel, and even musical instruments, but also as a traditional Asian and Pacific Island folk remedy.
For centuries, the coconut has been claimed as a potent cure for nausea, rash, fever, earache, sore throat, bronchitis, kidney stones, ulcers, asthma, syphilis, dropsy, toothache, bruises, and lice. And that's just the short list. While coconut milk is a wonderful base for all kinds of Thai dishes, coconut oil is becoming increasingly used in the U.S. for its nutritional benefits.
Health Benefits of Coconuts
Modern medicine has also found coconuts nutritionally beneficial because:
They're loaded with naturally sterile electrolytes, which feed your pH and muscle function
They have a high fiber content, which makes you feel full longer and helps regulate elimination
They're rich in lauric acid, which converts to monolaurin. Monolaurin is the compound found in breast milk that strengthens a baby’s immunity, and a great deal of research has been done to establish the ability of lauric acid to enhance immunity. This medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) actually disrupts the lipid membranes of offending organisms.
They offer high levels of manganese, potassium, and phosphorus.  
Coconut Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 3.5 ounces (100 grams), meat, raw
% Daily
Amt. Per
    Calories from fat
Total fat
33 g
    Saturated fat
30 g
    Trans fat
0 mg
20 mg
Total Carbohydrate
15 g
    Dietary Fiber
9 g
6 g
3 g

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie
Studies Done on Coconuts
The fats and oils in coconuts are, like those derived from other sources, made up of molecules called fatty acids. There are two ways to classify fatty acids; one involves saturation, i.e. saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. The other is based on molecular size or the length of the carbon chain.
Each fatty acid consists of long chains of carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached - short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), and long-chain fatty acids (LCFA).
Coconut oil is composed predominately of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), or medium-chain triglycerides (MCT)1.

Nearly 98% of the fats and oils in our diets are composed of LCFA. That's significant, because the physiological effects of MCFA in coconut oil, which contains powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, are distinctly different from those of LCFA, which have a negative effect on your cholesterol levels. It's rare, and the reason why coconut oil is so sought after. Its health benefits are as hard to beat as they are to explain!
In light of this information, one study comparing a medium-chained triglyceride (MCT)-based diet with a long-chain triglyceride (LCT)-based diet showed significant and positive results for HIV-infected patients suffering from chronic diarrhea, difficulty in absorbing nutrients, and subsequent weight loss2.
Coconut Healthy Recipes: Thai Coconut Soup

1½ cups water
2 cups coconut water (see note below)
2 cups young coconut meat
1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes
½ ripe avocado
1 clove garlic
1 inch fresh ginger
2 tablespoons white miso
1 tablespoon flax seed oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons nama shoyu* or wheat-free tamari soy sauce
2 limes
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 cup cilantro
1/3 cup shallots chopped
1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 carrot, sliced very thinly
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender except for last four. Add the cilantro and blend briefly, so that you can still see small pieces of cilantro.
Pour into a bowl and stir in last three ingredients.
This recipe makes four servings.
Note: You can find coconut water and coconut meat by breaking open young green coconuts (sold in some conventional grocery stores and Asian markets.) If you cannot find young coconuts, you can also use canned or bottled coconut water and canned coconut meat or three cups of canned coconut milk.
*Nama shoyu is a blend of raw shoyu (soy sauce) and can be found at health food stores.
(From Healthy Recipes for Your Nutritional Type by Dr. Mercola)
Coconut Fun Facts
"Coco," meaning "monkey face," was the name given to this tropical food by Spanish explorers because of the three indentations on the bottom. But these indentations are the key for opening the coconut successfully. Insert a screwdriver into the softest hole to drain the liquid into a bowl, and then use a sturdy knife to circumvent the coconut's seam a few times. Give it a sharp "thwack" on a hard surface to break it into two pieces. Voilà!
As old as the dawn of time, man has made use of coconut’s hard casing, milk, and oil, which today has known health benefits that scientists are still exploring, such as omega-6 fatty acids, phytosterols, electrolytes, and manganese.
One of the coconut’s most important aspects is what its medium-chain fatty acids mean for the human diet. The good thing is that rather than the high-fat food it was once thought to be, coconut is a powerhouse of nutrition and healing

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Date: September 15, 2017 06:50AM

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