Egusi Melon Seeds [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_7_Health_Benefits_of_Egusi_melon_seeds.mp3[/embed] What is your favourite soup condiment?Though not my favourite soup condiment but I know countless people that enjoy egusi soup to bits. On a scale of 1 to 5, I’ll rate my hubby Iyke, on a scale of 5 because he dearly enjoys this soup. Well, my favourite still remains the
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Egusi with bitter leaf soup does not have to be difficult nor daunting to cook. When cooking a delicious soup such as this, I recommend that you gather the best ingredients you can lay your hands on. Please don't compromise on the necessary ingredients to cook this soup so that you won't be disappointed. This soup is also a perfect soup to serve to guests or for events and festivals. The whole process of cooking this soup is pretty simple.
Egusi seed still remains a popular food plant consumed especially by our African folks to complement starchy food such as fufu, eba, akpu, pounded yam etc. Interestingly, several researchers have pointed out that egusi is healthful and beneficial for the healthy functioning of our bodies.Egusi seed is botanically known as Citrullus colocynthis (Curcurbita citrullus L. or Citrullus lanatus Thumb.)
Fleshy, juicy, sweet, soft, refreshing, nutritious and healthy are some of the words you hear the moment someone mentions the word "MELON". Though not everyone has similar perception of this fruit as I've noticed that some melon cultivars are a bit bitter, tasteless, sour and not too captivating to eat.Interestingly, melon has been reported to be one of the highly valuable fruits that is consumed
Growing up, my dearest mummy won't cook egusi melon soup without adding osu (truffle). The amazing taste and texture osu adds to soup is just remarkable and as such, it became an ingredient we never wanted to miss out in certain dishes especially egusi soup.While my family and I were busy enjoying the delectable flavor and texture this priceless jewel offers, scientists and researchers were equall
Hi friends,Where do I just start from? Well, let me start by asking if you've ever eaten any tasteless meal? Yes I've had some unlucky occasions when I ate some tasteless meals and I have no doubts you too must have experienced such. Food tastelessness can be as a result of using the wrong ingredients or possibly using the right ingredients but with the wrong cooking methods. Whichever one still l
Cassava Tubers Over the years, plants have remained an indispensable part of our lives. Yes, you can bet me on this because without plants, life will not be complete. Plants play essential role in the cycle of nature because life depends greatly on them, for example, plants provide us food, medicine, shelter, fragrance, clothing, flavours and fresh air. Being an integral source of food, photosyn
Garri is classified as a starchy or carbohydrate food obtained from processing raw cassava or yucca. Here is a detailed post on how you can easily process garri from the comfort of your kitchen.
Have you ever thought of using carrots to make fufu? If you haven't, then this is an opportunity for you to make some carrot fufu for yourself, family and friends. This carrot fufu recipe is pretty easy yet the outcome is overwhelmingly amazing. You only need 2 ingredients (carrots and psyllium husks powder) to make this dish a reality.
From time immemorial, human beings have been reliant on several plants, roots and tubers mainly as a source of food and herbal remedy for tackling diseases. This has drawn them towards differentiating between the poisonous and the non-poisonous ones in other to identify the edible or non-edible ones. Moreover, roots and tubers are the major food crops especially in the tropical and subtropical reg
It is just phenomenal how we are surrounded with countless valuable plants that are not only essential for maintaining a friendly ecosystem but as well as for supporting our bodies. While some of these plants serve as food for man, others are used for medicinal or some other significant purposes. But the concern is that we often fail to acknowledge most of these valuable plants in other to gain a
Ogbono is botanically known as Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte ex O’Rorke) Baill and highly demanded due to its wide benefits. Ogbono is a specie of African trees that belongs to the genus Irvingia. The high demand for ogbono is due to its high socioeconomic, nutritional and medicinal values.Different parts of the world have different names for Irvingia gabonensis for example, it is known as u
Have you eaten broccoli fufu? Oh, you don't know that fufu can be made with broccoli? Well, there is always a first time for everything. If you are on a journey of maintaining a healthy weight while clamouring for a fufu dish, then this is the recipe to stick to. This broccoli fufu is pretty easy to make yet the health benefits are immeasurable.
If life gives you a bitter leaf, simply make an authentic bitter leaf soup out of it. In fact, bitter leaf soup is one of the favourite soups of a majority of the people from the Igbo tribe of the Eastern part of Nigeria. Any traditional event or festival in Igboland that isn't graced with a bitter leaf soup is always deemed incomplete.
Stockfish How often do you eat stockfish? Do you have any substitute for stockfish? Did you know that stockfish is a high protein, low fat food that contains most essential nutrients needed for the body? Well, let's see some winning facts we can tap from this article on what stockfish (Atlantic cod) is all about and what we can gain from eating this nutritious fish. Just a little bit of story ab
Gnetum Africanum Leaves This article focuses on unravelling some interesting facts about Gnetum Africanum (okazi leaf). Green leafy vegetables remain an important part of human diet in the universe and these vegetables contribute immensely to the well-being of human race. Okazi or afang leaf, botanically known as Gnetum Africanum is a climbing leafy vegetable that belongs to the family of Gnetac