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Parsley belongs to the order of Apiales, family of Apiaceae and is scientifically addressed as Petroselium crispum. Parsley finds its most varied use as a spice but also has many health benefits as well.

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Broccoli is mainly recognized by its small dark green curds on stem like stalks, giving a tree-like look. It is known under the scientific name Brassica aleracea and is a native of Italy. Belonging to the Brassica family of the Cruciferous vegetables, this mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves and very closely resembles the cauliflower. Broccoli is known to have a history of more than 2000 years.

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Bacillus brevis comes from the family of Bacillaceae belonging to the order Bacillales, class Bacilli and phylum Firmicutes of the kingdom Bacteria. The interest in Bacillus brevis started in the 1940's when Brevis strains were isolated to produce the antibiotic gramicidin.

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With Gemmifera as its cultivar group, Brussels sprout of Brassicaceae family bears a close resemblance to wild cabbage. They are nominally 1.6 cms in diameter and are the miniature representatives of the regular cabbages used for consumption. The first production of Brussels sprouts took place in ancient Rome, which began in the 13 th century, after which it spread to other parts of Europe and then the United States. Cabbage and Brussels sprouts belongs to the same cruciferous family as collard greens, broccoli, kale and kohlrabi.

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Belonging to the family Apiaceae and genus Daucus, Carrot is scientifically known as Daucus carota. Carrot is a horn-shaped root popularly eaten as a vegetable and is either purple, white, red, orange or yellow in color. Europe and Asia are the native homes of this vegetable. A biennial plant, carrot's most edible part is its less woody and greatly enlarged tap root. These come in many sizes are can be grouped into two main classes – the western carrots and the eastern carrots.

Cauliflower belongs to the species Brassica oleracea under the family Brassicaceae. With its prime origin in the Northeast Mediterranean region, cauliflower belongs to the Botrytis cultivar group. Cauliflower is divided into four major groups based on their regions of cultivation. Theses are popularly addressed as Italian biennial and annual types, Northwest European biennials, Northwest European annuals and Asian Cornish. Cauliflower is commercially cultivated in green, orange and purple colors.

Cherry is a tropical fleshy fruit with a single stony seed. It is scientifically referred to as Prunus avium and belongs to the family Malpighiaceae. Its identification lies in having a bright red color with sweet to sour flavor depending on its specie. There are numerous species of cherries which are popularly known worldwide. Some of these include Alabama cherry, Greyleaf cherry, Purpleleaf sand cherry, Dawyck cherry, Duke cherry, Oregon cherry, Humble bush cherry, Holluleaf cherry, Tailed leaf cherry, Cuthbert cherry, Cyclamen cherry, Himalayan bird cherry and Formosan cherry.

Chlorella (Japanese cracked cell wall) :

Chlorella is a single celled green algae. Chlorella gets its name from the Greek word ‘chloros' meaning green due to the presence of photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll a and b in its chloroplast. Given the right amount of carbon-dioxide, water and sunlight, chlorophyll helps it to proliferate at an extremely fast rate.

Cranberries belong to the order Ericales, family Ericaceaea, genus Vaccinium and sub-genus Oxycoccos. They can be identified as a group of dwarf evergreen shrubs, spread across colder regions of Northern Hemisphere.. Cranberries are mainly epigynous berries larger than the leaves of the plant which are white when young but become deep red when fully ripe. Their acidic taste takes over their sweetness but they form highly edible species of the plantae kingdom which are greatly liked the world over. Some such species include Vaccinium oxycoccos, V.microcarpum and V. macrocarpon.

A non- climatic fruit and botanically addressed as a true berry, grapes are perennial and deciduous vines, primarily woody in nature. Myriad species of grapes are cultivated which are found in hues of yellow, green, dark blue, crimson and white. The ‘white' ones are the evolutionary derivates of the red grapes. The colors of these fruits are mainly due to the presence of anthocyanins and other pigment chemicals belonging to the family of polyphenols.

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