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Bitter-leaf has the capacity to grow anywhere unlike other leaves that only grow in certain places and temperature. The most distinctive feature of this plant is its bitterness. Every part of this plant is bitter starting from the leaves to...
Jute or saluyot leaves (called ewedu among the Yorubas and rama among the Hausas) are used as a food source in many parts of the world. It is a popular vegetable in West Africa and is not just rich...
There are so many reasons to eat cucumbers all year long. With vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical American...
Soybeans are high in protein, and are also a decent source of both carbs and fat. Soy foods are rich in vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium and fiber. Soybeans have a wealth of health benefits, including the ability to...
By Sola Ogundipe Do you like onions? Most people do. The reason is so simple. Onions are among the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in the most essential nutrients onions are so healthy it’s perfectly appropriate to remark that...
Bitter kola is a type of nut mostly found in several parts of Nigeria. Bitter Kola has been identified as a potent antibiotic which could be effective in the treatment of many diseases. The fruit, seeds, nuts and bark of...
Garden egg or Eggplant is an economic flowering plant. Garden eggs are found throughout Nigeria and cultivated domestically. Garden egg is a highly valued delicacy in Nigerian society such that its importance cannot be overemphasized to consumers and farmers alike. It...
Ewedu is a popular vegetable in West Africa. It is not just rich in nutrition but also has  lots of health benefits, including protecting us from various diseases. Nutrition-wise, vegetables are low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. The...
Nigerian food is essential to Nigerian culture. It defines the Nigerian people. Below are the local dishes of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria including that of the Niger Delta; IGBO FOODS Bitterleaf Soup (Ofe Onugbu); Bitter leaf soup is one...
Amala (Yam flour) is a common food consumed in Nigeria especially the Yoruba Clan. This food can be consumed with ewedu (jute) and stew (made from pepper, tomato, palm oil, water). Uknown to many people, Amala is gotten from yam...

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