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
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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
Among the challenging health conditions that are increasingly affecting human beings is diabetes. This is a disease condition caused by a metabolic disorder of the body systems as a result of chronic high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia). This sort of health challenge is often associated with disturbances in the metabolism of fat, carbohydrate and protein thereby causing defects in insulin activities
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
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
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
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
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.)
Fruits make up a major part of our daily diets although not everyone consumes these nature's gift on a daily basis. Researchers have recommended the regular consumption of watermelon as it is highly nutritious and contains numerous medicinal properties. It is noteworthy that it is not only the watermelon flesh that is considered nutritive. The seeds have equally been considered safe to be an essential part of our diets due to its numerous health benefits.
Female animals of various species such as fish, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and birds are created to lay eggs which are eaten by human beings.Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective shell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk) and the most type of consumed eggs are chicken, turkey, fish and duck. Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking (Kumaravel et., al. 2012)
Kateh recipe is a great rice recipe you can always go for. It's easy to make, fun to eat, healthy and very delicious. The main ingredient for preparing kateh is rice and the dish is considered the most simplest rice recipe due to it's ease of preparation.
According to Mohanapriya et., al. (2013), lemon is a vital medicinal plant of the family Rutaceae which originated from Asia. Lemon fruit otherwise known as (Citrus × limon) grows on small, thorny trees of 10 to 20 feet height. The leaves are dark green in colour and are alternately aligned on the stem.Lemon fruit has smooth porous skin, oval in shape and are greenish yellow to bright yellow in c
Caesar salad is one of the easiest dishes to make. In as much as you have the necessary ingredients, you are just good to go. This is just an awesome salad that is packed with parmesan cheese! If there is an ingredient I won't skip in a caesar salad, it is the parmesan cheese.
Okra with green vegetables soup is such a unique soup due to the high nutritional content of both okra and green vegetables. This green coloured with elongated ridged pods vegetable is a rich source of vitamin A, B6, C, Thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, dietary fibre and folic acid.