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Barley is one of the first cereal crops ever domesticated by humankind. Barley is considered to be one of the most nutritious cereals and is therefore consumed as a popular health food. Its nutritional content primarily consists of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, fat and protein, as well as vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B6 and C. Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc are the minerals which are also included in barley.

A herbaceous, sprawling plant by nature, tomato is scientifically addressed as Solanum lycopersicum and belongs to the division Angiosperms of the family Solanales. The savory flavor of this red colored fruit makes it the most widely cultivated and edible Eudicot worldwide.

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Tomatoes are nutritional factories for lycopene which happens to be one of the most powerful antioxidants known. They are also a store house of carotene, anthocyanin, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

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B. Bifidum are 'friendly' micro-flora in the human digestive system which perform many functions vital to human health.

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Streptococcus thermophilus is a gram positive facultative bacterium belonging to the phylum Firmicutes. Streptococcus thermophilus is largely used for the cultures prepared for the manufacture of dairy products, particularly yogurt and mozzarella cheese.

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Turmeric , scientifically referred to as Curcuma longa is a rhizomatous plant of the ginger family Zingiberaceae , herbaceous and perenial in nature. They have been classified under the order Zingiberales of the genus Curcuma.It is precisely native to the tropical lands of South Asia and require temperatures between 20°C and 30°C for ideal growth. The plants of the turmeric species are harvested annually for their rhizomes which are then re-seeded from other rhizomes in the forth coming seasons.

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Liquorice root or Liquorice root candy as it is more popularly addressed, is the dried part of the liquorice plant root. Scientifically, it is referred to as Glycyrrhiza glabra. It finds its most varied use as a traditional medicine employed in eastern countries such as China , Japan , Vietnam , Korea and other Asian nations. Liquorice root sticks are two to ten millimetres in diameter and look like plain wooden sticks. They are usually chewed by people in the nations they are grown in, for they are soft and have a sweet to salty taste.

Cinnamon, scientifically referred to as Cinnamomum verum or C. zeylanicum are fruits of the plant classified under the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida and order Laurales. Belonging to the family Lauraceae , it is a small evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka . Cinnamon powder is a distinctive spice with a unique aroma obtained from the bark of the tree.

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Kelp are giant seaweeds , particularly a type of brown algae , belonging to the class Phaeophyceae, classified under the order Laminariales . About 300 genera of Atlantic Kelp are found in nature, some of which are very long and form kelp forests .

Resveratrol is a phytoalexin naturally produced when plants undergo attack by bacteria or fungi . It is largely found in the skin of red grapes and is also derived from Japanese knotweed and employed as a nutritional supplement.

Belonging to the family, Asteraceae and the genus, Silybum Adan, milk thistles are mainly known for their thistles. The Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa and Middle East are the native lands they were found naturally growing in. They got the name, ‘milk thistle' from the two prime features of its leaves – firstly they are mottled containing splashes of white and secondly they contain milky saps. For many years, the seeds of milk thistles have been extensively employed by herbalists for protection of liver against toxins as well as treatment of chronic liver diseases.