Jennifer Obidike (B.Pharm)

Nigerian pearl millet: 10 amazing health benefits and nutrition

Pearl Millet: 10 Surprising Health Benefits and Nutrition

Pearl millet is a nutritious cereal crop that originated from Africa.  The scientific name is Pennisetum glaucum and it belongs to the Poaceae family. This millet is commonly called “Gero” (Nigeria), “Bajra” (India), and “Petit mil” (French). The millet is inexpensive, drought-resistant, and grows well in low rainfall, poor soil, and high temperature. It is …

Pearl Millet: 10 Surprising Health Benefits and Nutrition Read More »

Acha (Fonio): 7 amazing health benefits and nutrition

Acha (Fonio): 7 Amazing Health Benefits and Nutrition

Acha (Fonio) scientifically known as Digitaria exilis is a neglected superfood that has grown in West Africa for over 5000 years. It is a tiny grass-plant belonging to the Gramineae family and is one of the world’s oldest best cereal. This wonder grain also commonly called hungry rice, petit mil, fundi grain, and fonio rice, …

Acha (Fonio): 7 Amazing Health Benefits and Nutrition Read More »

Human sperm don't swim the way we thought: New study reveals, contradicting centuries-old beliefs

Human sperm don’t swim the way we thought: New study reveals, contradicting centuries-old beliefs

Human sperm roll like ‘playful otters’ as they swim. A breakthrough in fertility science by researchers from Bristol and Mexico has shattered the universally accepted view of how sperm ‘swim’. About 350 years ago, a Dutchman named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek invented the powerful new compound microscope and accidentally discovered the existence of bacteria, a groundbreaking …

Human sperm don’t swim the way we thought: New study reveals, contradicting centuries-old beliefs Read More »

pigeon peas (fio-fio) 6 proven health benefits and nutrition

Pigeon peas (fio-fio): 6 Proven Health Benefits and Nutrition

Pigeon peas (fio-fio) is a delicious superfood that is loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package.  Pigeon peas are scientifically called Cajanus cajan and are perennial legumes belonging to the family Fabaceae. Other names include fio-fio (Nigeria), red gram (India), and gungo pea (Jamaica). Pigeon peas are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber, …

Pigeon peas (fio-fio): 6 Proven Health Benefits and Nutrition Read More »

6 proven reasons why your diet needs Bambara nut (okpa)

6 Proven Reasons why your Diet needs Bambara Nut (Okpa)

Bambara Nut (Okpa) is a delicious superfood that is enjoyed by many Africans and it is scientifically called Vigna subterranea. It is a drought-resistant legume that grows in West African countries (Nigeria, Cameroun, and Chad). Other names for this wonderful complete food are Bambara bean, Bambara groundnut, condo goober, earthpea, ground-bean, and hog-peanut. The nuts …

6 Proven Reasons why your Diet needs Bambara Nut (Okpa) Read More »