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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EGUSI SOUP AND POUNDED YAM

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

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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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IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YAM

From time immemorial, human beings have been reliant on several plants, roots and tubers mainly as a source of food and herbal remedy for tackling diseases. This has drawn them towards differentiating between the poisonous and the non-poisonous ones in other to identify the edible or non-edible ones. Moreover, roots and tubers are the major food crops especially in the tropical and subtropical reg

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WHY STOCKFISH (CODFISH) IS ESSENTIAL

Stockfish How often do you eat stockfish? Do you have any substitute for stockfish? Did you know that stockfish is a high protein, low fat food that contains most essential nutrients needed for the body? Well, let's see some winning facts we can tap from this article on what stockfish (Atlantic cod) is all about and what we can gain from eating this nutritious fish. Just a little bit of story ab

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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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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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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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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GNETUM AFRICANUM (ERU|OKAZI LEAF)

Gnetum Africanum Leaves This article focuses on unravelling some interesting facts about Gnetum Africanum (okazi leaf). Green leafy vegetables remain an important part of human diet in the universe and these vegetables contribute immensely to the well-being of human race. Okazi or afang leaf, botanically known as Gnetum Africanum is a climbing leafy vegetable that belongs to the family of Gnetac

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