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ALL ABOUT NUTMEG - IT'S USES, BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Nutmeg Seeds Just like several other spices in circulation, nutmeg is one of those flavourful food seasoners that never misses its place in the kitchen. The fragrance and aroma it renders and the colourful brownish twists it adds to food are just phenomenal. But apart from being a food condiment, it might also interest you to know that nutmeg is considered effective for tackling many ailments an

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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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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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12 POWERFUL HERBS FOR TREATING SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION (IMPOTENCE)

Medicinal plants/herbs continue to play an intrinsic role in revolutionizing the management and treatment of sexual disorders in men. Male sexual dysfunction (SD), male impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) is a man’s inability to have or sustain a firm erection for sexual intercourse. Another form of sexual disorder is premature ejaculation (PE), which is when a man ejaculates semen shortly afte

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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 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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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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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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UGBA AND OKPOROKO

Ugba and okporoko is such a delectable dish that is pretty easy to prepare, appetizing, nutritious and packed with loads of interesting ingredients.

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NEGRO PEPPER (UDA SEED) - AN EXCEPTIONAL SPICE

Spices are natural plants or vegetable mixtures such as seeds, leaves, barks, flowers, buds or roots that are used either whole, crushed or in powdered form mainly for seasoning, boosting, flavoring or adding aroma to the taste of food. From time immemorial, human beings rely immensely on spices as the key ingredient for preparing and processing food all over the world. Plants used as spices norma

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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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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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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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INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF IROKO

With the tremendous increase in human population and the need for activities such as construction, cultivation, rearing of animals, and environmental development, there has been a tremendous rise on the loss of natural habitats, ecosystems, wild animals, vegetation etc. One important tree that has suffered this sort of habitat loss is the iroko tree. Despite its reduction in number, researchers ha

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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT KOLA NUTS

Kola nuts Medicinal plants have become mainstay and will continue to play significant roles in influencing the livelihood of human beings. They also tend to play tremendous roles towards pharmaceutical discoveries and drugs creation for human consumption. It is apparent that the past years have recorded an increased structural diversity of molecules present in the plant kingdom from which some o

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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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INSIDE-OUT APPLE CRISP

Give yourself a classic treat with the inside-out apple crisp! It makes a perfect dessert or on-the-go breakfast, super easy to bake and super delicious.

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12 KEY REASONS YOU NEED SHEA BUTTER

Shea Butter Owing to the several requests from my fans who are keen on learning more about this beneficial local butter, I was moved to write this article. The fact that you picked interest in reading this article tells me that you are keen on knowing what shea butter is all about, why you need shea butter and how you can use it for numerous purposes. So, What is Shea Butter?Shea butter (ori) is

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