The unavoidable plant groups of any agricultural lands are weeds. Weeds reduce crop performance through their allelopathic effects whereby they release certain substances into the environment that inhibit plants growth. Among the long lists of weeds is the redroot pigweed, which is botanically known as Amaranthus retroflexus. Pigweed is an annual green vegetable that exhibits the […]
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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 […]
Parsley botanically known as Petroselinum crispum, a specie of Petroselinum belongs to the family of Apiaceae (Mangkoltriluk et., al. 2005). It is popularly cultivated as a herb, spice or vegetable. Parsley originated from central Mediterranean region before spreading to Europe and other parts of the World. Parsley grows as a green biennial plant in the […]
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 […]
Cabbage botanically known as Brassica oleracea is an edible multi-layered green, white or purple leafy vegetable. It is closely related to other crops such as cauliflower, brussels sprouts and broccoli. It is believed that cabbage originated from Europe before it spread to other parts of the world where it is used in many cuisines. During […]
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 […]
Broccoli is an edible green vegetable with a large flowering head whose name is derived from the Italian plural of broccolo, meaning flowering crest of a cabbage. It belongs to the specie of Brassica oleracea and has big flower head, arranged in a tree-like structure on edible stalk. The clustered flower heads are surrounded by […]
Spinacia oleracea, a botanical name for spinach (also known as palak) is a central and western Asia edible plant of the family of Amaranthaceae (Kumar et., al. 2012). The leaves appear ovate, alternate, simple and triangular with a variable size of about 2–30 cm long and 1–15 cm broad. The larger leaves are situated at […]
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