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18 REASONS YOU NEED THE AFRICAN OIL BEAN (UKPAKA OR UGBA)

Developing countries are faced with many food-related challenges especially as it pertains to meeting up with the increasing food demand. As a result of this, several approaches have been adopted as a means of augmenting other main staple food so as to address the issue of malnutrition and poor feeding in these parts of the globe. I suppose that the basic privilege of everybody ought to be channel

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HERE'S WHAT YOU STAND TO GAIN FROM THE AFRICAN LOCUST BEANS

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

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MANGO FRUIT

Mango is an edible juicy fruit of the genus Mangifera and of the family Anacardiaceae, with many tropical fruiting trees planted. According to Ravindra & Goswami (2013) mango fruit  originated from Asia before it was distributed to other parts of the world.The fruit is sweet, although the texture and taste depends on the cultivars with some being softer, firmer, pulpy, fibrous or overripe in a

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SWEET CORN WITH AFRICAN PEAR (OKA NA UBE)

When you think of a perfect way of pairing your sweet corn, then think of this recipe because corn with African pear (oka na ube) dish is a special delicacy you can't just afford to miss.

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BENEFITS OF CANARIUM SCHWEINFURTHII (AFRICAN ELEMI)

Complementary medicine has become a mainstay in today's health care system and many people are continuously relying on herbal plants and fruits to accomplish their elementary health care needs. Canarium schweinfurthii Engl., which is popularly known as African elemi, canarium, ube osa, mpafu, kenari or mbani is such a tropical tree that is highly beneficial to human beings. African elemi is a smal

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17 DISTINCTIVE BENEFITS OF CHRYSOPHYLLUM FRUITS

Star Apples There is a growing concern for everyone to start acknowledging and utilizing most underutilized plants around us. The point still remains that these plants are potential sources of foods, medicines and basic support to both humans, animals and our environments. Even though the use of certain plants as a treatment regimen for certain ailments has been in practice for a long time, yet

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AMAZING BENEFITS OF EHU SEEDS (MONODORA MYRISTICA)

If I may ask, can you count the number of spices in the whole wide world or better still the ones you are acquainted with? I can count quite a lot of which the ehu seeds (Monodora myristica) are part of them. Monodora myristica is a perennial plant that belongs to the family of Annonaceae and its seeds are an aromatic spice that acts as a local nutmeg substitute. Monodora myristica, which is popul

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HFB 8: Health Benefits of Ogbono (Irvingia Gabonensis)

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

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YAY! UNBOXING CANON EOS 6D

 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO9PNYEgs1U[/embed]I can now confidently say that I am amazingly excited that I will henceforth be using Canon EOS 6D for my food photography. I just unboxed the Canon EOS 6D Camera and I am ecstatic.Ooh la la I am mmmmmm................. as in seriously dancing!Ask me why?Well, because I am finally unboxing my Canon EOS 6d. Yes, Yes, Yes!Sorry that I a

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ASTONISHING BENEFITS OF GRASSHOPPERS

Grasshopper You might ponder ~ ~ ~ is grasshopper edible? Why do I need to include it in my diet? How can I eat this hopping insect?How can a little creature that normally produce chirping noise while hopping around the garden be part of my diet? No not for me! I've never and will never eat this type of creature! Well, what if there are no other options like meat, fish, birds, crustaceans and se

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MANGO SMOOTHIE

This mango smoothie is just an ideal way of relaxing over breakfast as well a perfect way to kick-start your body system for the day. Give the recipe a try and no doubt you will definitely love it.

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RIPE MANGO SALSA

If you haven't tried a ripe mango salsa before, now is the time to do so! Check out the recipe here, try it out and you will be happy you did.

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BENEFITS OF AFRICAN PEAR (DACRYODES EDULIS)

These past years have recorded human beings acquisition of tremendous knowledge regarding what to eat and what not to eat, the use of plants,  herbs and fruits around us for both consumption and medicinal purposes.Honestly, my lifetime memoirs wouldn't be complete without mentioning about this one "buttery" staple seasonal fruit - ube. I started eating the African pear since I was young and I've a

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20 KEY BENEFITS OF OGBONO IRVINGIA GABONENSIS

Ogbono Seeds [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_8_Health_Benefits_of_Ogbono_Irvingia_Gabonensis.mp3[/embed] What is your favourite soup?Ask me mine and I'll gladly shout ~ ogbono soup!!!Each time I eat ogbono soup reminds me to concur to an interesting story my dear mother told me about my passion for this delectable soup. My mum told me that right from when I was a year o

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20 REASONS YOU NEED THE AFRICAN WALNUT (TETRACARPIDIUM CONOPHORUM)

African Walnuts I grew up realizing that one of my mum's favourite fruity snacks right from her childhood is the ukpa fruit. Infact, she dearly loved every bit of this fruit that she planted the trees in our compound as well as our farmlands. As a child, I had my curiosity over her great attachment to this fruit which prompted me to start bombarding her with several questions on why this fruit a

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ASSORTED FRUIT SALAD

Enjoy this colourful, tantalising, crunchy, and yummy assorted fruit salad.

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OGBONO SOUP WITH SPINACH

Ogbono soup with spinach is a delicious and easy to cook African recipe.

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BENEFITS OF PEANUTS (ARACHIS HYPOGAEA)

Peanuts botanically known as Arachis hypogaea belongs to the species of legume of the Fabaceae family (Feng et., al 2012). It is an annual plant growing approximately 30 to 50 cm tall which originated from Paraguay. They are known with other names such as ground nuts, monkey nuts or pygmy nuts.According to the Peanut Institute, peanuts are rich sources of vitamin E, niacin, copper, phosphorus magn

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FRIED UKWA (AFRICAN BREADFRUIT)

What I admire most about this fried ukwa (African breadfruit) is that it is super delicious, tastier and easy to prepare; a bit different from the usual cooked ukwa dish.

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African breadfruit (Treculia africana) Porridge

Why not render some sunshine to your dinner table tonight with an easy-to-make African breadfruit (Treculia africana) Porridge. Amazingly nutritious and delicious dish indeed.

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