These recent years have recorded an increased number of products being marketed as weight loss pills to curb excessive weight. Having been approached by some folks regarding these pills, a major concern is if these weight loss pills actually do what they are proclaimed to do? One phenolic compound that is widely acclaimed to aid weight […]
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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 […]
Plants continue to play an important role as the ultimate source of food, nutrients and biologically active molecules for humanity. They are essential for consumption, socio-cultural, nutritional and therapeutic purposes. These nature’s gifts contain several chemical compounds that are beneficial for the healthy metabolic functioning of our body systems. One of such nature’s gifts is […]
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 […]
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 […]
Physalis is a nightshade plant of the family (Solanaceae) and also native of warm temperate and subtropical parts of the world including Africa, Asia, America and Europe. Physalis has a characteristics appearance of a small cherry tomato similar in shape, size and structure but fully enclosed in a papery husk obtained from the calyx (Chedea […]
According to Mohanapriya et., al. (2013), lemon is a vital medicinal plant of the family Rutaceae which originated from Asia. Lemon fruit otherwise known as (Citrus × limon) grows on small, thorny trees of 10 to 20 feet height. The leaves are dark green in colour and are alternately aligned on the stem. Lemon fruit […]
Persimmons are the edible fruits belonging to the genus Diospyros and the family Ebenaceae (Nazir et., al. 2013). They originated from China before spreading to other parts of the world where they are considered an exotic fruits. They are popularly known as Sharon fruits, named after the Sharon plain in Israel. The colour ranges from light yellow-orange to […]
Ananas comosus popularly known as pineapple is a tropical plant that consist of edible multiple fruit with coalesced berries. It belongs to the plant family of Bromeliaceae and is mostly cultivated from a crown by cutting of the fruit. The word “pineapple” was first used in 1398, when it was used to demonstrate the reproductive […]
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 […]
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