Spirit Food Mint

Spirit Food – Mint

CHAKRA: SOLAR PLEXUS   PHYSICAL BENEFITS Mint has been used for thousands of years to soothe and calm the digestion system. The use of peppermint oil is an effective and safe treatment for those suffering from IBS and abdominal pain or discomfort. Mint plants contain…

spirit food dragon fruit

Spirit Food – Dragonfruit

ORIGIN The dragon fruit has its origins in Mexico, South America, and Central America. It is believed that the New World settlers brought it to Southeast Asian nations like Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The colour of dragon fruit flesh varies in variety from…

Spirit Food Parsley

Spirit Food – Parsley

ORIGIN Parsley is the most mentioned herb in the world. It is thought to have originated somewhere in the Mediterranean region. Parsley has traditionally been used in the Mediterranean region for toothaches, insect bites, bruises, and skin disorders. Tales have been told about its lengthy…

Spirit Food Kidney Beans

Spirit Food – Kidney Beans

ORIGIN Kidney beans originated in South and Central America as a result of migrating Indian traders who brought kidney beans with them from Peru. These beans were introduced into Europe in the 15th century by Spanish explorers returning from the New World. Spanish and Portuguese…

spirit food broccoli

Spirit Food – Broccoli

ORIGIN Broccoli is essentially a large edible flower. Broccoli is a human invention. It was carefully bred by Italian farmers more than 2,000 years ago out of the wild cabbage plant. It was cultivated to have a specific taste and flavour that was more palatable…

Spirit Food Orange

Spirit Food – Orange

ORIGIN Have you ever wondered which came first? The fruit or the colour? The colour was named after the fruit. The earliest recorded use of the word orange was used in the 1300s from the Old French orenge, adapted from the Arabic nāranj, from the Persian nārang, from the Sanskrit nāranga which translates to…

spirit food mushroom

Spirit Food – Mushroom

ORIGIN Although mushrooms are often considered a vegetable, they are actually fungi that grow above the ground. They were most likely cultivated for the first time around 600AD in Asia. Archaeological evidence does show that many cultures around the world used mushrooms for ritualistic and…

Spirit Food – Cabbage

ORIGIN In the East, cabbage was used since the 4,000 BC and was cultivated in North China. The Greeks called cabbage “krambe” while the Romans called it “brassica”. Legends say that Diogenes ate nothing but cabbage and drank nothing but water. Cabbage became common in…

spirit food ginger

Spirit Food – Ginger

ORIGIN Ginger originated from the southern parts of ancient China. It gained popularity through India and the Middle East. In the 1st century, it made its way to Europe when the ancient Romans traded with India. It has a very rich history. The Indians and…

Spirit Food Cacao

Spirit Food – Cacao

  ORIGIN Cacao dates back to at least 3000 years to the time of the Olmec civilisation that lived in now south-central Mexico. The Mayans followed the Olmecs, who focused their lives around this special plant. They used cacao in ceremonies and used it as a…

Spirit Food Raspberry

Spirit Food – Raspberry

ORIGIN The scientific name for red raspberries, Rubus idaeus, means literally “bramble bush of Ida”, named both for the nursemaid of the Greek God Zeus and the mountain where they grew on the island of Crete. It is said to have originated on the thick bushes…

Spirit Food – Melon

ORIGIN The other names of this fruit include musk melon, rockmelon, sweet melon. It originates from in Africa, Iran, and India and is grown all over North America and Europe today. It is said that Columbus introduced the cantaloupe to the Americas.  Cantaloupe seeds were…
SPIRIT FOOD BEETROOT

Spirit Food – Beetroot

ORIGIN It’s said that beetroot date all the way back to the 3rd millennium BC. The leaves of the beet have been consumed by humans prior to written records, the root was used medicinally to treat illnesses and diseases. Written records show beets being used…

Spirit Food – Amaranth

ORIGIN Amaranth is a native crop to Peru. These grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilisations. It is not actually a grain, however, it is classified as a pseudocereal. The name for amaranth comes from the Greek amarantos,…
Spirit Food Coconut

Spirit Food – Coconut

ORIGIN The coconut tree cannot be fully traced to a specific origin. Coconut fossils have been found dating back over 50 million years. Today they are grown over 89 tropical countries and 12 million hectares around the world.  The coconut in Sanskrit is "Sriphala" translating…
Spirit Food Papaya

Spirit Food – Papaya

PAPAYA ORIGIN The exact origin of the papaya is unknown. It is believed to be native to Central America. When Christopher Columbus first discovered America he called the papaya "the fruit of the angels." Almost 150 years ago, scientists found the white milk produced by…