How often do we pay closer attention to the fruits and vegetables around us? Do we know the essence of consuming fruits/vegetables and what benefits our bodies can derive from them? Having a good knowledge of such fruits and vegetables around us is not only important for satisfying our insatiable hunger but equally essential for determining how they can contribute to a healthier us. However, it is
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Tomato is an edible fruit belonging to the nightshade family of Solanum lycopersicum. It originated from South American Andesbut its usage as food originated in Mexico before spreading to the other parts of the world. It is grown in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate areas. Ali et., al (2014) support that tomato is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibers. it is also a pe
Aubergine botanically known as Solanum melongena and commonly referred to as eggplant or garden egg belongs to the nightshade family of bitter apple S. incanum. It is a tender tropical perennial crop measuring at least 16 to 57 inches tall, with broad lobed leaves, which are up to 4–8 inches long and 2–4 inches broad. It has a spiny stem with a white to purple flower, bearing five lobed corolla an
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It’s August and the weather is so favourable, fruit and vegetables are all blossoming and ripening to the fullest. This is the time of the year when the farmers markets, supermarkets, grocery stores all stock their shelves with assorted fresh fruit and vegetables that are just super attractive to behold. Although certain fruit and vegetables are all year rounders, yet some are more expensive at ce
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
When you think of one of the major popular staple crops that is being consumed in almost every part of the world, then think of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). This is an important vegetable crop that plays distinctive role in both developing and developed countries due to its richness in nutrients, low input requirements and popularity. Sweet potato is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the C