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REASONS WHY GOLDEN MELON IS BENEFICIAL TO YOUR HEALTH

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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12 KEY BENEFITS OF EGUSI MELON (CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS)

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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BENEFITS OF BITTER LEAVES (VERNONIA AMYGDALINA)

You might have heard or come across bitter leaves! It could be that you have used it at some point in your life either for preparing soups, dishes or for medicinal purposes. But if I may ask, do you know the reasons why adding bitter leaves (Vernonia amygdalina) to your diet is so important? This healer plant locally known as onugbu, is a very popular plant in the African continent but its popular

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GALIA MELON SMOOTHIE

This galia melon smoothie is just ideal for everyone because galia melon has been revealed to be an excellent source of numerous important vitamins that are beneficial to human health.

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10 REASONS WHY BITTER KOLA IS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER

Are you aware of the 10 reasons why bitter kola is highly sought after? This article unravels some important information about this amazing plant. Garcinia kola is a flowering plant that belongs to the Guttiferae or Clusiaceae family. Popularly known as bitter kola, Garcinia kola grows mainly in the rain forests region of west Africa such as Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, Congo,

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18 MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR TREATING DIABETES

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

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THE FEAST OF PASSOVER AND THE SEDER MEAL

Origin of Passover Seder The feast of Passover or the feast of Pesach is a vital biblical Jewish festival celebrated by the Jewish people to commemorate the period of time when Yahweh (God) set them free from slavery in the land of Egypt through their leader known as Moses. The festival is observed to memorialize the Exodus story of the children of Israelite recorded in the biblical book of Exodus

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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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HFB 7: Health Benefits of Egusi melon seeds

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.)

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Bitter Leaf Soup

Bitter leaf soup is a very special and delicious African soup. Although some people find the soup challenging to cook but on the contrary, it is not.

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REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF CASSAVA

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

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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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OGIRI OKPEI (CASTOR SEED) - AN AROMATIC SEASONING TO SPICE-UP YOUR MEALS

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

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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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9 TOP-NOTCH BENEFITS OF TRUFFLE

Growing up, my dear mummy rarely cooked egusi melon soup without boosting it with some ground osu (truffle). The amazing taste and texture osu adds to soup are just phenomenal and as such, it became an ingredient we never wanted to miss out in certain dishes especially the egusi soup.While my family and I were busy enjoying the delectable flavour and texture this priceless jewel offers, scientists

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BENEFITS OF GONGRONEMA LATIFOLIUM (UTAZI)

Having a good understanding of some important plants, leaves and herbs around us is not only essential for maintaining a friendly atmosphere but as well as for maintaining a healthy body. The fact still remains that we oftentimes fail to come to terms that the plants, leaves and herbs around us are God's own natural pharmacy to us. It is fundamental to understand why it is important to get acquain

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MELON SOUP

For people very keen on learning and trying new recipes, melon soup is an ideal soup to try. It is very delicious and colourful to behold.

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EGUSI SOUP AND POUNDED YAM

Egusi soup and pounded yam is such a mouthwatering and appetising dish to behold.

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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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USEFULNESS OF AUBERGINE

Aubergine botanically known as Solanum melongena and commonly referred to as eggplant or garden egg belongs to the nightshade family of bitter apple S. incanum. It is a tender tropical perennial crop measuring at least 16 to 57 inches tall, with broad lobed leaves, which are up to 4–8 inches long and 2–4 inches broad. It has a spiny stem with a white to purple flower, bearing five lobed corolla an

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