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28 REASONS WHY YOU NEED BLACK SEED (NIGELLA SATIVA)

Nigella sativa Flower Medicinal plants remain a great source of both edible and therapeutic means of livelihood for us since time immemorial. Most of these plants are used as herbal traditional medicines and even as allopathic medicines for treating various diseases and certain health-related conditions. Some of these plants are equally used as spices for flavouring and spicing up food for good

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CHIA SEEDS NUTRITIONAL VALUES, BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Chia Seeds To stay and remain healthy, you must eat only healthy foods. Unfortunately, our present day dynamic environment is not presenting an enabling platform that fosters a strict intake of only healthy foods. This is observed with the increasing production, distribution and circulation of artificial and junk foods.Furthermore, the high consumption of dietary fat and starchy food remains a m

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BLACK BEANS AND YAM (AKIDI)

Special info for you on a special day!!! Black beans and yam is a special dish you definitely need on a special day like this. And if you enjoy preparing your own meals, which I presume is the reason you are reading this post, then this recipe is a WIN WIN for you.

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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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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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BLACK EYED BEANS PORRIDGE

Beans porridge is one of my favourite meals. Mmmmmmm, I cannot tell exactly what it is about beans that get me so glued to the meals. Well, it could be its distinctive tasty nature or its nutritional contents that keep me wanting to eat this delicious legume over and over again.A few days ago while I was pondering on an ideal recipe to share with you, I came across a packet of black eyed beans t

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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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Black & Decker Rice Cooker

Black & Decker RC3303 3-Cup Rice Cooker 3-cup rice cooker with easy one-touch operation Automatic keep-warm mode; handy indicator lights Glass lid; removable nonstick pot for easy cleanup Stay-cool handles; measuring cup and serving scoop included Holds 3-cups of cooked rice, 1-1/2 cups of uncooked rice. Measures approximately 7-1/2 by 7-1/2 by 6-3/5 inches

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18 FASCINATING BENEFITS OF METHI KE DANE (FENUGREEK)

Fenugreek From time immemorial, spices have been a household name because they are normally used for seasoning, flavoring and boosting the taste of our meals. Interestingly, spices can also be beneficial to us in other ways apart from food flavouring, to improve our health as well as serve for medicinal purposes. However, it is a great concern that many people are still oblivious of the numerous

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35 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF RICINODENDRON HEUDELOTII (NJANGSA)

Ricinodendron heudelotii Ricinodendron heudelotii There is no doubt that we are blessed and surrounded by countless plants and trees that offer countless benefits to us. However, the call to action is for us all to regularly acknowledge these amazing plants so as to completely gain all the benefits they offer to us. One of such plants that is of great importance but yet under-utilized is the R

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12 EXCITING BENEFITS OF ALLIGATOR PEPPER

Quick Quiz!!!Have you ever heard of an alligator pepper?Have you ever seen the alligator pepper?Have you ever used the alligator pepper?Okay! Peradventure you don't have a clue about this awesome spice, what about its close relative ~ grain of paradise?If yes, kudos! Otherwise, you are definitely missing out on this amazing gift of nature. But before shedding light on some amazing things you stand

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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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19 POWERFUL MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR TREATING HEPATITIS

Being one of the most essential and largest organs in our bodies, there is a need for us to adopt only the healthy habits that will keep our livers healthy at all times. Considering that many people have resorted to several unhealthy habits that could endanger the liver, it is high time such people started making a U-turn!But peradventure you are oblivious of certain common habits that could damag

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CASHEW AND ITS AMAZING BENEFITS

From time immemorial, agriculture has been a crucial sector in the economy of most countries especially in the area of growing cash crops like palm kernels, rubber, cocoa, coffee, cotton, peanuts and cashew. These cash crops contribute immensely to the economy of these countries and one of such crops that I've picked interest to discuss with you is cashew. Apart from being a cash crop, cashew is a

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23 POWERFUL HERBS FOR TREATING DEMENTIA

My experience in the health sector brought me closer to elderly people suffering from dementia. It baffles me a lot to see a full-fledged adult who at some point in his/her lifetime, totally forgets everything about life, especially what is happening at the present time. Such people rather intermittently remember what had happened countless years ago and then recognise such past event as if it is

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MEXICAN BLACK BEANS

A classic and healthy treat! Mexican black beans make a perfect lunch; super delicious, nutrient-packed and super healthy. Try out the recipe and you'll enjoy it.

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15 ASTONISHING BENEFITS OF GARDEN CRESS (HALIM SEEDS)

You may have eaten garden cress in the past or you may not have even come across this small-but-mighty herb. However, whichever category you fall into, just relax and read through the entire article as some top 15 astonishing benefits of garden cress are unravelled. We oftentimes fail to understand the full composition of the everyday food we eat but in the actual sense, this shouldn't be the case

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30 SPECTACULAR BENEFITS OF COTTON

I grew up hearing so much about cotton! Yes, I can still remember vividly how my teacher would always remind my classmates and I that our school uniforms were all made from cotton. Initially, I had my doubts on how fabrics such as school uniforms and other forms of clothing can be made from a common plant. Mmmmmmmm..... Well, I urge you not to blame me because that was what my brain could grasp at

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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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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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