Prasenjit Banerjee

  • Pictures of Avocado


    Is Avocado a Fruit or Vegatable? Avocado, also known as alligator pear, is an edible fruit often eaten raw or added to various recipes in numerous cuisines. The tree, originating from Central Mexico, belongs to the Lauraceae flowering plant family  [1]. Scientific Name Its scientific name  is Persea americana.

  • Photos of German chamomile

    German Chamomile

    German chamomile is an annual plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. The flower is known for its medicinal properties. The flower is grown in many parts of the world, such as Europe and Asia. German Chamomile Scientific Name The scientific name for this plant is “Matricaria recutita”.

  • Images of Bitter Apple (Citrullus colocynthis)

    Bitter Apple (Citrullus Colocynthis)

    The Bitter Apple is a vine-like plant commonly found in Asia and the Mediterranean Basin. These plants have lemon-sized fruits which are known for their medicinal properties. Bitter Apple Scientific Name The scientific name for this plant is Citrullus colocynthis. Bitter Apple Common Names Bitter apple trees are also known by a host of common […]

  • Pictures of Pequi oil

    Pequi oil

    Pequi oil is a type of edible oil extracted from the seeds of Pequi fruits which are grown abundantly in Brazil. Pequi oil is used for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Pequi Fruits Scientific Name Pequi oil is derived from Pequi fruits, the scientific name of which is “Caryocar brasiliense”.

  • Images of Black Cardamom

    Black Cardamom

    Black Cardamom is a spice belonging to the genus “Amomum”. They are well known for their strong astringent fragrance. Black cardamom is widely used in Asian cuisines. Black Cardamom Scientific Name Black cardamom spice is derived from two distinct species, the scientific names of which are “Amomum subulatum” and “Amomum costatum”.

  • Pictures of Tea seed oil

    Tea Seed Oil

    Tea seed oil is an edible oil with a characteristic sweet fragrance. It is principally derived from the seeds of Camellia oleifera. However, the seeds of some other tea plants like Camellia japonica, Camellia sasanqua and Camellia sinensis are also used to produce this oil. Tea seed oil is also sometimes referred to as Camellia […]

  • Photos of Candlenut


    The Candlenut is a tree belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. Tracing its native origins has been difficult since early humans cultivated and spread this tree over many parts of the world during the bygone years. The Candlenut tree is also known by several other names, such as Candleberry, Kukui nut tree, Indian walnut, Varnish tree, […]

  • Pictures of Huito


    Huito is a plant that belongs to the genus Genipa. It commonly grows in the rainforests of South America, southern Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. The Incans referred to the plant as wituq or hawa. Huito is known for its uses in medicinal and other fields. Huito Scientific Name The scientific name for this species […]

  • Images of Empetrum nigrum

    Empetrum Nigrum

    Empetrum nigrum, commonly known as black crowberry, is a fruit growing shrub that occurs in many locations of the northern hemisphere. The plant is used for its medicinal benefits and the fruits are consumed either raw or cooked. Scientific Name Empetrum nigrum is the scientific name for the black crowberry plant. Empetrum nigrum Description Stem […]

  • Pictures of Brazil nut

    Brazil Nut

    The Brazil nut is commonly grown in various parts of South America. It belongs to the family “Lecythidaceae”. The name Brazil nut refers to both the tree as well as the edible nut derived from it. Brazil nut Scientific Name The scientific name for this tree is “Bertholletia excelsa”. Brazil nut Description The Brazil nut […]

  • Images of Kaffir Lime

    Kaffir Lime

    The Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit commonly grown in Malesian and Indochinese ecoregions. The fruit is especially known for its distinct aroma as well as its medicinal and culinary uses. Kaffir Lime Scientific Name The scientific name for this species is “Citrus hystrix”.

  • Pictures of Caigua


    Caigua is a tropical herbaceous vine plant mostly native to South American countries. It acts as a substitute to cucumber and is a popular vegetable in the Andes region. It is also known locally by several other names, some of which are achojcha and slipper gourd. In Bhutan, it is known as kichipoktho. Scientific Name […]