A Plant With Many Names Garland chrysanthemum has many names. Botanically, it is known as Chrysanthemum coronarium or Leucanthemum coronarium. In Western countries, people simply refer to it as chrysanthemum greens, crown daisy, choy suey greens or edible chrysanthemum. In Japan, this versatile vegetable is known as shungiki or kikuna, while the Chinese know it by the name tong hao. In Korea, it is known as sukgat. The natives of the Crete island in Greece call it mantilida.
What is Garland Chrysanthemum?
Garland chrysanthemum – which is known as Shingiku in Japan, Choy Suey Green in old Chinatown, Tong Hao in China, and Crown Daisy in England – is a healthy, edible plant native to East Asia. It is rich in chlorogenic acid (a type of hydroxycinnamic acid), carotene, flavonoids, vitamins and potassium, and can offer a multitude of health benefits. Some of the beneficial effects associated with eating garland chrysanthemum leaves include weight loss, antioxidant protection, a reduced risk of lung cancer, as well as protection against cardiovascular problems, kidney stones, cellulite, bloating and bone loss.
Garland Chrysanthemum has a slightly mustardy flavor and a crispy texture, and it is used broadly in Korean, Cantonese and Japanese cuisines where it is often used to flavor soups, stews, hot pots (such as sukiyaki and nabeomono), stir-fries and casserole dishes. On Crete, the largest Greek island, the tender shoots of Mantilida, a variety of garland chrysanthemum, are commonly eaten raw or steamed. If you are planning to add this healthy green leafy vegetbale to your diet, make sure you don't overcook it; this helps maximize the health benefits of this highly nutritious vegetable and keep its delicate structure intact.
Jack Ma's Short Film Gong Shou Dao - Jack Ma Vs All Kung Fu Masters Fight Full Length.
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, is the main actor in this new short film, Gong Shou Dao (GSD). Gong Shou Dao is derived from and influenced by Taiji, Kung Fu, and Martial Arts. The meaning represented in Chinese characters roughly translate into “Martial Art” that is based on “Guard and Defense”.
World’s Strongest Man Competition 2013 was held in Zhengzhou, Henan province. Host, Xiaoyan followed a few competitors to Zhongmu County to experience the harvesting of watermelons where the competitors easily hauled up the watermelon baskets weighing up to over 50 kg, attracting a crowd of villagers at the field. At that moment, a middle aged female farmer came forth and picked up the baskets and walked off, saying “This is nothing, we do this all the time”. The competitors were stunned by the sight. Look at their expressions ! Priceless!
B vitamins support our body in converting food (carbohydrates) into energy (glucose). It is important for the expectant mother to include all the B vitamins, known as B complex vitamins, in her diet, as they are water-soluble and are not stored by the body. These vitamins help the mother to get adequate nutrition and support the baby’s growth and development. Momjunction tells you the importance and requirement of all these eight B vitamins.
# Watermelons are an excellent source of several vitamins: vitamin A, which helps maintain eye health and is an antioxidant. vitamin C, which helps strengthen immunity, heal wounds, prevent cell damage, promote healthy teeth and gums and vitamin B6, which helps brain function and helps convert protein to energy. # Watermelon has the highest concentrations of lycopene of any fresh fruit or vegetable. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight heart disease and several types of cancer — prostate cancer in particular.
# A great source of potassium, which helps muscle and nerve function, helps maintain the body’s proper electrolyte and acid-base balance, and helps lower the risk of high blood pressure. Watermelon is a very healthy fruit but should be eaten in moderation.