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MUSHROOMS: THE SUPER BENEFICIAL FUNGI

Mushrooms In continuous quest to improve the biological functions of the body systems for healthier body, human beings consistently search for substances, with the Western world placing greater emphasis on certain herbs, shrubs, roots, foods and plants as sources of health booster. Researchers recorded over 3.5 billion individuals all over the world relying on plants and herbal medicines for hea

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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 SMARTWEED (POLYGONUM HYDROPIPER)

Smartweed Medicinal plants play significant roles in promoting the livelihood of human beings and they will ever remain predominant in the pharmaceutical discoveries and inventions of new drugs for sustenance of human health. Apparently, these past years have recorded an increased structural diversity of molecules present in the plant kingdom from which most of the important compounds for new dr

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BEEF CASSEROLE

Lighten up your day with this deliciously prepared beef casserole! Rich, delicious, easy-to-make, tasty and unbelievably satisfying that you can’t afford to miss this dish.

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17 APPARENT REASONS YOU NEED PAPAYA (PAWPAW)

Carica Papaya Medicinal plants are highly important for the overall well-being of everybody owing to the numerous beneficial attributes derived from them. The amazing benefits of these plants are greatly dependent on the valuable chemical substances that offer countless essential physiological support to our body. Some of these key chemical compounds present in such medicinal plants include; phe

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WHY SAGO WORMS ARE ESSENTIAL

Sago Worm Worm!!! Why on earth should I eat worm? Is it safe to eat worm? Is it healthy? Is it nutritious? What can I benefit from eating worm? These few questions and much more could be going on in your mind at the sight of this article. To answer these few questions ~ It is a big fat YES from me! Yes, you can eat some types of worms but not all worms, it is safe to eat certain worms but not al

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ASTONISHING BENEFITS OF GRASSHOPPERS

Grasshopper You might ponder ~ ~ ~ is grasshopper edible? Why do I need to include it in my diet? How can I eat this hopping insect?How can a little creature that normally produce chirping noise while hopping around the garden be part of my diet? No not for me! I've never and will never eat this type of creature! Well, what if there are no other options like meat, fish, birds, crustaceans and se

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16 OUTSTANDING BENEFITS OF CRAB

Steamed Snow Crab Although some people attest that crab is not safe for human consumption yet, several researchers and nutritionists claim that it is nutritionally safe to consume. They attributed this claim to crab's rich vitamins, protein and amino acids constituent. Nutritionists also agree that crab is an essential addition to a flourishing and healthy eating plan. Crab is a crustacean with

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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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25 EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS OF CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS

Pink Rose Periwinkle Plants are highly valuable to humanity and the tremendous benefits they offer are certainly unfathomable. The fact still remains that most plants offer medicinal supports to tackle several ailments that tend to pose dangers to human beings. Furthermore, several biological and chemical active compounds are claimed to be present in most of these plants.Interestingly, most of t

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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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NUTRITIONAL VALUES, BENEFITS AND USES OF GARCINIA GUMMI-GUTTA

With the growing interest in an ethnomedicinal approach to health, diseases, and sicknesses, plants such as Garcinia gummi-gutta has attracted wide attention. This post sheds light on the nutritional values, benefits and uses of Garcinia gummi-gutta that could be of interest to you. But before delving into the aforementioned, let's have a little bit of introduction on what this amazing plant is al

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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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GRILLED MUSHROOM BURGER

Try being vegetarian this time around by getting some fresh vegetables along with olive oil to give yourself some refreshing and healthy treat with grilled mushroom burger.

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11 REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF ONION (ALLIUM CEPA)

Red Onions Vegetables and fruits continue to play an integral role in our everyday living. Being an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, they make up a balanced diet. Furthermore, they contain numerous antioxidants that scavenge for free radicals in the body thereby protecting the body from harm caused by oxidative stress.The natural compounds such as flavonoids,

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BENEFITS OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA (DOGONYARO OR NEEM)

Neem The use of medicinal plants for treating certain diseases and ailments has been on the increase from time immemorial. These plants are believed to be nature's pharmacy to us and only require us to acknowledge their powerful abilities in tackling most diseases. Among these medicinal plants is the neem. Neem, botanically known as Azadirachta indica (Meliaceae) is a common medicinal plant in N

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BENEFITS OF OCIMUM GRATISSIMUM (SCENT|NCHANWU|EFIRIN LEAF)

Scent Leaf Are you aware of the immense benefits of Ocimum gratissimum (nchanwu leaf)? Researchers agree that this plant has several medicinal values that depend on certain active chemical substances. These active chemical substances are believed to have physiological impact on the human body.  Nchanwu or scent leaf, which is botanically known as Ocimum gratissimum is a tropical plant species th

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USES OF MORELS AND THEIR SIDE EFFECTS

Morel Peradventure you haven't come in contact or eaten morels, then you are seriously missing out. But if true morels are already part of your diet, then there is no way you cannot applaud these amazing fungi. Well, whichever category you find yourself, let us now have a look at some of the uses of morels and their side effects that you definitely need to be aware of.It might interest you to kn

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SAGE SALVIA OFFICINALIS?

Sage Leaves This article titled - what do you know about Sage Salvia officinalis? is a good read for you and everybody around you. This is because it reveals some astonishing information you ought to be aware of about this distinctive herb. To a larger extent, medicinal and aromatic plants have long been classified as part of the essential components of a comprehensive health care ever since the

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