I’m always telling you how I love markets; from iconic to local markets, flea markets, farmers markets, street markets as well vintage markets.  Here what I got for the last few days from farmers markets. Farmers who came to Vienna to sell their products.

Today I visited again flea market near the airport and I got these plums and nectarines both for only one euro per kilo. Not too sweet but good enough for my shrimps paste (Bagoong alamang) for dipping. Yes! you read it right Folks. I used to eat it with “bagoong alamang guisado”. I’m a Filipina 😀

Plums and Nectarines from Hungarian farmers!

Studies proven that a fresh plum contains 113mg of potassium that helps manage high blood pressure. While nectarines are rich in fiber and vitamin C also low in calories that can be good for diabetics as well. So it will be good for me too, lalo na parehong iniingatan ko ang aking kalusugan. Ugaliing kumain nito na makakatulong sa mga may diabetes at high blood pressure na gaya ko.

My third whole watermelon this summer!

Soon summer is gone, but still lusting for this actually my third whole watermelon on this summer season. Watermelon is not only water but provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and just a small number of calories.

Huge eggplant from farmers market.

You just never know what you#re going to find at the farmers’ market. This past Sunday as I was visiting the flea market outside Vienna, I stumbled to this huge  eggplant.

Family of huge eggplants from Flea Market

Unique range of health benefits from eggplant, again manage diabetes, reduce stress and even prevent cancer and more. Hubby grilled this for me I ate with sliced tomatoes and red onions seasoned with shrimp paste (Bagoong guisado) eaten with whole grain bread. No rice for me, since 2013 and if ever just brown rice. Good for watching diabetes and hypertonie.




STRAWBERRY—In the supermarket, the strawberry season begins before Christmas. The red berries are extremely sensitive. Already a few hours after harvesting they start to lose its flavor. Rich in vitamin C more than oranges. Strawberries is one among the favorite fruits of the Austrians. Either for baking, fruit salad or for refining many desserts are ideally suited.


Strawberries are probably the most popular addition to melon fruits of summer. The Latin name of the strawberry is “Fragum” which derived as much as “fragrance” means is a wonderful indication of what they offer a healthy fruits, an incomparable fragrance, which is also the best quality criterion that strawberries were purchased seasonal fair and offer full of tastes. I love my strawberries just wash and ready to eat. While my family they added sour cream a a bit of sugar to taste.

Thank you so much bff Dana for the fresh strawberries you brought us beside that is low in calories, have potential health benefits against cancer, anging & neurological diseases and also excellent source of Vitamin-C.



Eat more fruits! These ideas might stimulate your fruit consumption! Why should we have five to nine fresh pieces a day, organically grown if possible? The largest part fruit consists of water just like the human body does. Fruit is 100% bad-cholesterol free. Fruit stimulates the memory. The idea that fruit is an expensive nutrition, the miraculous healing effects of fruit, fibers, fruit makes you feel better, ethical reasons to eat fruit, fruit is the most natural food, the human diet, and fruit juices – squeeze those fruits!
I got these two different kind of pears from my MS Family sister Olive. She brought it from outside Vienna fresh from the tree the other day.

Too much bad-cholesterol is not good for our bodies. Fruit is the ultimate brain fuel. Take a good look at how much money you spend on other food. It could be worth something to replace some of those expenses with fruit. We think that fruit is the healthiest food on earth and therefore it is well worth spending our money on.
We still don’t know that much about fruit and its contents. We do know now that a diet with plenty of fibers helps against corpulence, high blood pressure, and other factors that increase the chance for a heart disease. The consumed amount of fibers maybe even a more important factor than the amount of fat that is consumed by people!

According to study, eating much fruit can have a mysterious healing effect on human beings. Even better is to drink a lot of freshly squeezed fruit drinks on a regular basis. It will take approximately 30 days until you start to notice the effects. Don’t forget to drink these smoothies 20 minutes before the consumption of other meals. This way the fruit will not ferment in the stomach and the nutritious elements can be absorbed by the blood effectively. A human diet. A healthy diet should consist for a great deal of freshly squeezed fruit juices, raw fruits and vegetables.



Juice is the liquid that is naturally contained in fruit or vegetable tissue. Juice is prepared by mechanically squeezing or macerating fresh fruits or vegetables flesh without the application of heat or solvents. Juice may be prepared in the home from fresh fruits and vegetables using a variety of hand or electric juicers.
Many commercial juices are filtered to remove fiber or pulp, but high-pulp fresh orange juice is a popular beverage. Common methods for preservation and processing of fruit juices include canning, pasteurization, freezing, evaporation and spray drying.

Above here is a freshly squeezed RED-ORANGE juice for our breakfast today!

However a juice made by reconstituting concentrate can be called juice. A juice or nectar including concentrate must state that it does. The term “juice drink” is not defined in the Regulations and can be used to describe any drink which includes juice. diluted juice to denote a beverage that contains fruit juice or puree, water, and which may contain artificial sweeteners.

In some parts of the world juice denotes a sweetened fruit extract, whereas nectar denotes a pure fruit or vegetable extract. Fruit juice labels may be misleading, with juice companies actively hiding the actual content. “No added sugar” is commonly printed on labels, but the products may contain large amounts of naturally occurring sugars, however, sugar content is listed with other carbohydrates on labels in many countries.

Above here is a kind of syrup out of oranges to mix with water for drink. One among CLEVER PRODUCTS which can be buy here in Vienna. Check this out:

Fruit syrup as a food ingredient is usually a concentrated juice from a less-expensive fruit (apple, pear, or pineapple) used to sweeten and extend the quantity of more expensive products. A typical use would be for an “‘all-fruit’ strawberry spread” to include apple juice, as well as strawberry.



Papaya is excellent for the human body. Papayas are a power fruit .Papaya is not only a delicious fruit to eat, it also contains abundant health benefits and medicinal value. It can be eaten as a fruit, a smoothie or even a milkshake. Contains natural fiber, carotene, vitamin C and essential minerals, and also contain enzymes like arginine and carpain. Arginine is essential for male fertility and carpain is considered to be good for the heart.

Papaya is a fruit high in fiber which lowers cholesterol levels. Papaya contains antioxidants which prevents the cholesterol from oxidizing. When cholesterol in the body gets oxidized, it can lead to heart-attacks. The anti-oxidants in papaya also help in controlling premature ageing, which helps to give a young look.

Here are some more health benefits of Papaya: Papaya contains a high amount of potassium and the flesh of papaya is very high in Vitamin A. Seeds and leaves are useful in treating intestinal worms found in the body. Papaya juice helps in alleviating infections of the colon by clearing away the infection, pus and mucus. Regular consumption will help in improving the problem. According to study, regularly consuming papaya helps to relieve morning sickness and nausea. Papaya has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancerous properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in papaya will help reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, edema and osteoporosis. The high concentration of Vitamin C and Vitamin A contained in papaya is very beneficial to strengthen the immune system. Is also very good for the hair and helps in controlling dandruff. Papaya shampoos are good for the hair and are available in many health stores. Raw papaya also helps in reducing menstrual irregularities for women. Papaya helps to ease the condition by promoting natural flow of menstruation.

Papaya cleans the stomach and studies have shown that papaya alone eaten for 3 to 4 days has a highly beneficial tonic effect upon the stomach and intestines. All the parts of the papaya fruit are useful and beneficial. Right from the seeds to the papaya leaves and the flesh of the fruit, all of it has some value. Both the inside and the outside of the fruit can be utilized .Thus no part of the fruit is useless or goes as a waste

Thus, if love to eat to papaya, it is great because along with savouring the taste you are also ingesting all the benefits associated with eating the fruit, which will result in good health for you!