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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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18 REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF TEAK

Teak Plantation All plants are useful to humanity but some plants are more useful than the others. Since time immemorial, most plants have been used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. However, it is amazing to identify certain plants that are not only used for medicinal and culinary purposes but most importantly for construction purposes due to their durability. One of such plants that of

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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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12 BREATHTAKING BENEFITS OF TERMITES

Hey, you mean termite? Is termite edible? Why would I eat termite? Are there any specific termite recipes? These and many more questions may be going on in your mind right now. Well, termite is edible but not all species. Yes, you can eat edible termite because it is safe to eat, it is nutritious and it is equally delicious. Some termite recipes and method of preparations are further discussed in

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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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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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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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28 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF THE BAMBOO PLANT

Bamboo Trees Every country has had at one time in its history a type of highly valued plant! Interestingly, certain plants can be utilised as both food, herbal medicines or for other essential purposes. As a result, it is always good to identify everything we can benefit from these nature's gifts to us.So if you are still on this page, you are probably keen to understand some important facts abo

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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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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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18 WONDROUS BENEFITS OF PEPPER FRUIT DENNETTIA TRIPETALA

Plants have remained an integral source of food and nutrients for both humans and animals. We simply cannot survive without them! Interestingly, they are so close to us for our usage but unfortunately, we sometimes fail to acknowledge and utilise these plants properly as we ought to do. These plants contain several chemical compounds essential for the metabolic functioning of our body systems. Som

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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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BENEFITS OF TARRAGON HERB

Tarragon What do you really know about the tarragon herb? Apparently, all you know about it is that it is used for garnishing food and that's it. What about the other key medicinal and industrial benefits attributed to this important plant? Read through this post to understand why this herb is highly important to us.Tarragon, botanically known as Artemisia dracunculus L. is a perennial herb of t

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AMAZING BENEFITS OF MORINGA

Having a good understanding of the plants and herbs around us is very essential for maintaining a peaceful atmosphere as well as healthy body. The fact still remains that we oftentimes fail to acknowledge that the plants around us are God's own pharmacy to us. It is important to get acquainted with nature as well as the vital plants and herbs around us. To a larger extent, this will save us both t

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THE IMPACTS OF BAY LEAF ON HEALTH

Having a good understanding of certain herbs around us that are capable of maintaining a friendly atmosphere as well as boosting our health, should remain an utmost concern to us all. I have no doubt that it will interest you to know more about a popular aromatic and yet healthy herb that can be used for both medicinal and culinary purposes.I enjoy spicing my food with assorted herbs and I usually

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17 REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF YERBA BUENA

Yerba Buena The term Yerba buena might sound strange to you but the good things you stand to gain from it are just phenomenal. It might interest you to know that yerba buena is a herb that has offered and continues to offer remarkable promising supports to humanity. Yerba buena, which is botanically known as Clinopodium douglasii is the Spanish term for a collection of scent plants especially fr

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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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18 BRILLIANT REASONS YOU NEED CARAMBOLA (STARFRUIT)

Starfruits From time immemorial, certain fruits have been used and are still being used presently for treating certain diseases and for promoting the healthy functioning of our bodies. Interestingly, more medicinal and nutritious fruits are continuously gaining global attention these days primarily for health reasons and owing to the fact that most of them are easily accessible, highly suitable 

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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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