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ALL ABOUT NUTMEG – IT’S USES, BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Just like several other spices in circulation, nutmeg is one of those flavourful food seasoners that never misses its place in the kitchen. The fragrance and aroma it renders and the colourful brownish twists it adds to food are just phenomenal. But apart from being a food condiment, it might also interest you to know that […]

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EXTRAORDINARY BENEFITS AND USES OF SAFFRON

Plants have remained an ultimate source of foods, spices, and medicines for the larger population of the world. They are so priceless that we cannot survive without them. Interestingly, these nature’s gifts to humanity are easily available and affordable for attaining our basic needs. Moreover, they contain several chemical compounds needed for the healthy functioning […]

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35 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF RICINODENDRON HEUDELOTII (NJANGSA)

There is no doubt that we are blessed and surrounded by countless plants and trees that offer countless benefits to us. However, the call to action is for us all to regularly acknowledge these amazing plants so as to completely gain all the benefits they offer to us. One of such plants that is of […]

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REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF CINNAMON

Did you know that cinnamon is highly beneficial to humans? This post details some remarkable benefits of cinnamon that you definitely need to know. Cinnamon is a spice from the inner bark of many trees of the genus Cinnamomum which is widely used in foods. Cinnamon bark has to be processed as soon as possible while […]

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11 REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF ONION (ALLIUM CEPA)

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 […]

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BELL PEPPERS

Bell pepper is botanically known as Capsicum annuum of the family of Solanaceae (Renuand Chidanand 2013). The cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colours ranging from orange, red, yellow, green, brown, white, and purple. Bell peppers are often graded as less pungent pepper varieties hence referred to as sweet peppers. Bell peppers are […]

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GARLIC

Garlic botanically known as Allium sativum belongs to the onion genus, Allium. It is closely related to leek, rakkyo, chive,onion and shallot. Garlic has been recorded to be in use for over 7,000 years and originated from central Asia before it spread to Africa, America and Europe where it is mainly used for food seasoning, […]

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GINGER

Gingera rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale and family of Zingiberaceae is consumed mainly as a spice for delicacies or as medicine. Other members of this plant family are galangal, turmeric and cardamom. Ginger is indigenous to southern China, before it spread to other regions such as Spice Islands,  Asia, and subsequently to West Africa […]

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