Oarfish are elongated forms of pelagic lampriform fish. It is rarely seen, but it is found in temperate to tropical oceans. There are 4 species in the oarfish family in 2 genera. One of these dubbed the king of herrings (Regalecus glesne) is in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the longest bony
The Edible Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) is a small bird from the swift family which is commonly found in the South-east Asia. The feather is blackish brown on the above and a bit paler at the bottoms. Compare to the rest of the upperparts, the rump is slightly paler. The wings are long and narrow
Carrot called Daucus Carota in Latin is a root vegetable. Believe it or not, although the carrot is usually found in an orange color, there are also purple, red, white, and yellow varieties. When the carrot is still fresh, it has a crispy texture. The suitable part to be eaten of carrot is a taproot.
Basil or its scientific name, Ocimum basilicum, was originally found in the country of Iran, India or other tropical atmosphere in Asia more than 5,000 years ago. Basil comes with varieties of types where each and every one of them has their own unique smell, flavor and health benefits. Basil is a plant which is
Oregano was scientifically named Origanum vulgare by Carolus Linnaeus and is part of the mint family. It is a perennial herb which is native to warm temperate environments in Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. A stalk of Italian Oregano Oregano can grow between 20 to 80 cm tall, and have opposite leaves that are about
The Nidulariaceae or also known as bird’s nest fungi where its bodies look a lot like tiny egg-filled birds’ nests complete with tiny “eggs”. The plant feeds on decomposing organic matter such as wood and in the surrounding soils enriched with wood chips or bark mulch. The Nidulariaceae is segregate into five different genera within
Cordyceps belongs to genus of ascomycete fungi. There are about 400 species of Cordyceps which are endoparasitoids, mainly on insects and other arthropods. Cordyceps sinensis is the best known among species of the genus which is first recorded in Tibet in the 15th Century. This type of fungus has been used for centuries by the
Flindersia is a genus from 14 species of a tree in the member of family called Rutaceae. They are mostly found in the Moluccas, Australia (only New South Wales and Queensland), New Guinea and New Caledonia. Flindersia Xanthoxyla is also known as the Long Jack or Yellow wood. It is an Australian rainforest tree that
Kacip Fatimah (Labisa Pumila) is a version of Tongkat Ali for females. Kacip Fatimah is a small plant has a woody and leafy stem that grows and can be found commonly in the shade of jungle floors of the Indochina region. In other words, Kacip Fatimah is a small herbaceous plant under shrub that roots
The Synanceia, also known as part of the Stonefish family, are members of the Synanceiidae family whose members are dangerous, venomous, and fatal to humans. In fact, it is considered the most venomous fish in the entire world! A Synanceia Verrucosa There are 5 different types of fish in the Synanceia genus. They are: Synanceia
Thai Basil (Oriental basil or Asian basil) or its scientific name, Anise/Licorice Basil, was originally found in the country of Iran, India or other tropical atmosphere in Asia more than 5,000 years ago. Basil comes with varieties of types where each and every one of them has their own unique smell, flavor and health benefits.
Deep under the tropical ocean in between the reefs, many triggerfishes can be found. They inhabit the deep ocean of the Indo-Pacific. Normally recognized for their brightly color features with lines and spots. They are small in size almost from 20-50 centimeters but they are some almost as big as 1 meter in length. Triggerfish
Holy Basil (Tulsi/Tulasi) or its scientific name, Ocimum tenuiflorum, was originally found in the country of Iran, India and other tropical environments in Asia more than 5,000 years ago. Basil comes with varieties of types where each and every one of them has their own unique smell, flavor and health benefits. Holy Basil is an
Also known as galanga or blue ginger, galangal is a type of plant that is used in both culinary and medical uses in many parts of Asia, and originated from Indonesia and Hainan Island in China. It is used in various Asian cuisines such as Thai tom yum or tom khai gai soups, Vietnamese Hue
The kaffir lime is a rough, warty green fruit that has an exotic aroma and it is famously known for its double shaped leaves and both the fruit and its leaves are used for cooking to increase the scent of dishes. The leaves of this fruit are egg-shaped and its color is dark green on