Our new issue is:
Face values: 90c, 130c, 205c, 220c, 320c
Designed by: Elvis Tromp
A fruit is the part of a plant that
develops from a flower. It's also the section of the plant that contains the
seeds. The other parts of plants are considered the green sections and these
include the stems, leaves and roots.
Vegetables contain health-enhancing
plant compounds that are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Not eating enough
vegetables can be the cause of having mortal diseases such as cancer, high
blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. People should be motivated to cultivate
and also eat more vegetables.
90c -Common Beans - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
The common bean is a herbaceous annual plant, grown
worldwide for its edible dry seed or unripe fruit that are both known as "beans".
Beans are grown in every continent except Antarctica. Brazil and
India are the largest producers of dry beans, while China produces, by far, the
largest quantity of green beans. Similar to other beans, the common bean is high
in starch, protein,
and dietary fiber, and
is an excellent source of iron, potassium, selenium, molybdenum, thiamine, vitamin B6,
130c - Bell Pepper - (Capsicum annuum)
All sweet bell peppers start as green peppers, which are both
edible and nutritious at this stage. The three most popular varieties are the
milder yellow and red bell peppers, along with the younger, slightly pungent
green bell peppers. Their different pigment colors translate into a
considerable difference in nutrients.
Bell peppers are
loaded with nutrients like vitamins A, C and K, carotenoids and dietary fiber
which makes them immensely beneficial for the overall good health.
205c - Cucumber - (Cucumis savitus)
The cucumber is originally from Southern Asia,
but now grows on most continents.
Cucumbers are now known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and
secoisolariciresinol-three lignans that have a strong history of research in
connection to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer
types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.
Fresh extracts from cucumbers have both antioxidant and
anti-inflammatory properties, which includes vitamin C, beta-carotene, and
manganese. Eating cucumbers can reduce risk of estrogen-related cancers.
220c - Eggplant - (Solanum melongena)
The eggplant is a delicate, tropical perennial often
cultivated as a tender or half-hardy annual in temperate
climates. The flower is white to purple, with a five-lobed corolla and
The egg-shaped glossy purple fruit has white flesh with a meaty texture.
Nutritionally, eggplant is low in fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
It also contains relatively low amounts of most important vitamins and
minerals. A 1998 study at the Institute of Biology of São Paulo State
University, Brazil, found eggplant juice to significantly reduce weight, plasma
cholesterol levels, and aortic cholesterol content.
320c - Okra - (Hibiscus esculentus)
Okra is called
"Yambo" in Aruba. The pods are usually gathered while they are green
and at immature stage. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm
temperate regions around the world for their fibrous fruits or "pods". The pods are rich sources
of dietary fiber, minerals,
and vitamins and often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and
weight reduction programs. The pods compose healthy amounts of vitamin A and other components which are
essential for the vision.
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