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12 KEY REASONS YOU NEED SHEA BUTTER

Shea Butter Owing to the several requests from my fans who are keen on learning more about this beneficial local butter, I was moved to write this article. The fact that you picked interest in reading this article tells me that you are keen on knowing what shea butter is all about, why you need shea butter and how you can use it for numerous purposes. So, What is Shea Butter?Shea butter (ori) is

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HERE'S WHY YOU NEED TO EAT MORE TIGER NUTS

Presently, there has been some new developments and advancements towards the use of nutritious foods in alleviating the difficulties of malnutrition and short food supply, especially in the underdeveloped countries. Apart from the widely available food products, much attention has also been drawn towards underutilised crops as a means of boosting food supply, improving nutritional value and human

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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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OFE AKWU

Ofe akwu is a West African local stew prepared with palm kernel fruits and other ingredients.

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CASHEW NUTS: THE SUPER HEALTHY SNACK

Cashew nuts are the seeds of cashew apples from cashew tree that is botanically known as Anacardium occidentale. The tree originated from Brazil however it is presently grown in tropical regions such as the Ivory Coast, the Caribbean, Vietnam, Nigeria, Indonesia and India. Cashew nuts are characteristically kidney-shaped in appearance and can be used for preparing dishes or served as snacks. The c

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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT KOLA NUTS

Kola nuts Medicinal plants have become mainstay and will continue to play significant roles in influencing the livelihood of human beings. They also tend to play tremendous roles towards pharmaceutical discoveries and drugs creation for human consumption. It is apparent that the past years have recorded an increased structural diversity of molecules present in the plant kingdom from which some o

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20 REASONS YOU NEED THE AFRICAN WALNUT (TETRACARPIDIUM CONOPHORUM)

African Walnuts I grew up realizing that one of my mum's favourite fruity snacks right from her childhood is the ukpa fruit. Infact, she dearly loved every bit of this fruit that she planted the trees in our compound as well as our farmlands. As a child, I had my curiosity over her great attachment to this fruit which prompted me to start bombarding her with several questions on why this fruit a

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HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER RECIPE

This homemade peanut butter recipe is an irresistible one because it details the easiest way of making some really flavorful and yummilicious peanut butter for your delight. Check out the recipe and give it a try.

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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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SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT PALM KERNELS

Palm kernel is among the tropical fruits that is attracting much attention both within and outside the African continent. Although it is a popular fruit especially on the African continent due to its cooking oil, yet many people pay less attention in understanding what this fruit is all about. Although most people pay minimal attention to palm kernel fruit, yet researchers reveal that this distinc

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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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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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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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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 EYE-POPPING BENEFITS OF ARIDAN (TETRAPLEURA TETRAPTERA)

Over the past years, plants have become an indispensable source of food and medicine. To a larger extent, most people depend greatly on medicinal plants as an important source of remedy and treatment for most casual and life-threatening diseases. As a result, there is a growing demand all over the world for these medicinal plants. Aside from tackling diseases, people are resorting more to these me

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EAT ALMOND FOR A HEALTHIER BRAIN

Almonds belong to the family of rose Rosaceae and also referred to as prunes. Almonds are regarded as one of the earliest cultivated tree nuts in the world and this amazing nut is made up of various vitamins and minerals which are highly beneficial to the human health. Almonds contain several healthy nutrients that are not only beneficial to the entire human health but also capable of boosting cer

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE TRY EATING PISTACHIOS REGULARLY?

I love eating pistachio and I know you too do! Yes I do, because it is distinctively tasty and delicious!!! But the questions are; why do we actually eat this tasteful nut and of what value is it to our health?  What happens when people try eating pistachios regularly? The fact still remains that oftentimes, we tend to eat certain food without considering the impact those food contents have on ou

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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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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 AMAZING BENEFITS OF LOPHIRA LANCEOLATA

There is no doubt that it will interest you to learn more about a particular plant whose almost every parts of the body including the stem, bark and leaves can be used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. The fact is that there are several plants in existence whose medicinal, nutritional and economic values have not yet been completely unraveled and are thus less exploited for human use. But

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