Daicon, a white radish comes from Japan, also popular in Chin and many other Asian countries. White radish, Oriental radish, Chinese radish, Asian radish, Labanos etc are another name of daikon. Normally grows in winter and distinguish by napiform root, long and fast grows leaves. Daikon, Raphanus Satinus Var. Longipinnatus, a versatile root vegetable generally eaten raw, cooked or picked. Rich in vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium and provides many other beneficial enzymes. and Phytonutrients that aid in digestion as well as fight against cancer. Include strength in immune system, weight management, make bone strong and assist kidney function.
Taraxacum, the scientific name of dandelion, a big genus of flowering plants and member of Asteraceae family. Dandelions leaves, flower and root are used in various medicinal purposes. Have been introduced to Australia, New Zealand and also where Europeans have migrated. Filled with high nutrients, vitamins, fiber and minarals, from root to flower. A little amount of vitamin B, folate, antioxidants, vitamin (A, C and K) are also providing by dandelion. Helpful for diabetes, HIV, cancer, urinary problem, liver and bones.
Daylily, Hemerocalli Fulva, a beautiful flower as well as tasty. Mostly edible and herb, scientifically proved. But every type daylily is not good for health so eat them very carefully. Originated from East Asia and usually found in China, coria and Japan. Daylily flowers are used in different ways. It’s extract used in different ways like a blood purifier, rhizome is worked as an antidote of arsenic poisoning, use in cancer treatment. It’s root, decoction and rhizome are also helpful for urine problem, abnormal menstruation, filariasis etc. Recently, It has various medicinal merits.
The scientific name of Dabberlocks is Alaria Esculenta, also known as badderlocks. Member of a large family Alariaceae on wave around the North Sea. A part of kelp forest in North Atlantic region and a traditional edible seaweed. People in Greenland, Iceland, Scotland and Ireland may be eaten cooked or fresh dabberlocks. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and many other important nutrients. Save skin from daily oxidative stress and helps to create various medicines.
Dill, a member of celery family Apiaceae, an annual herb. Widely grown place is Eurasia and there used it as herb of flavoring food. Has no harmful effects and really fond of flavoring soups, as salads, pickles etc. Bright green colour and fresh flavor make dishes delicious and tasty. May help to prevent digestive ills, lower cholesterol, bad breath, improve control power of blood sugar. Seeds and leaves of dill still plays an important role in our body. A protector of heart disease and cancer, has high antioxidants and a great source of vitamin A, C and magnesium.
Moringa olifera, Drumstick, a member of Moringaceae family and a fast grow drought resistant tree. Mostly used in Indian household. Popularly known as ‘Tree of life’ and has no side effect. Rich in vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, beta carotene and one of the greatest sources of protein. Mostly used in medicinal purposes, controlling glucose levels and used to increase energy. Also increase bone density, reduce cancer level, improve vision of eyes, beneficial for brain injury, improve immune system and decrease the risk of ulcer.
Colocasia esculenta, Dasheen, a root vegetable just like a potato and comes from Araceae family. Commonly known as Taro. Raw dasheen is very toxic for this it must be cooked to eat. As an important food crop, widely cultivated in Japan, China and west indies. Consumed in different ways like roast, boiled, fried, mashed and sliced. Provide a significant amount of dietary fiber, folate, carbohydrates, vitamin (A, C, B6 and E) and magnesium. Reduce fatigue, weight loss, hypertension, protect skin, proper digestion, maintain blood pressure and prevent heart disease also.
Damascene is the archaic name of damson, usually found in Europe. A subspecies of plum tree. In southeast Asia, sometimes damson introduced as Jamblang. A member of Myrtaceae family. Normally available in September as an autumn fruit. Damson, juicy and sweet and a crowd of health benefits. Raw damson contains high carbohydrates, calories and other excellent nutrients. Vitamin A, B (1,2,3,5 and 6), C, E, K and calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc as well as dietary fiber also properly provide by damson. Improve digestive system, support numerous body features including skin, joints, eye, hair and increase healthy bowels.
Durio is the scientific name of durian, normally characterized by large size and spiky, hard outer shell. Usually grown in Southeast Asia, as a tropical Fruit. It’s consumers highly appreciated that throughout the Asia. Durian has high distinctive smell, can compare with cheese. But in Asia, durian white flesh is very popular. For multitude health benefits durian is widely denominated. Destroy free radical activity, boost immune system, protect from cardiovascular diseases and helps to maintain blood pressure. Also improve digestion system, helps to enrich skin texture and support to prevent heart disease.
Dulse, Dalmaria palmata, a member of Palmariaceaes family and a red seaweed that grows in the pacific Northwest Ocean and North Atlantic Ocean. Generally, well known ‘a snack food’. Easily recognized by it’s unique colour. Grows wild, on the face of rocks and boulders in the cold water. Rich in iodine, minerals, iron, copper, calcium, potassium etc are assist in healthy blood circulation, vegan diets. Covered with vitamin C, B, sodium, manganese, zinc and also various essential amino acids which provides good effects on eyesight and other important parts of our body.