Nutrition

Roselle (Zobo): 10 Amazing benefit and Facts that you should know

Roselle (Zobo): 10 Amazing Benefits and Facts You should know

Roselle also known as Hibiscus sabdariffa is a miracle plant with many health utilizations. This wonder plant originated from West Africa, Nigeria, and belongs to the Malvaceae family. Roselle is commonly called hibiscus tea worldwide, zobo, isapa, or ashuwe in Nigeria, guai shu in traditional Chinese medicine, belchanda in Nepal, sorrel in the Caribbean, and …

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Black-eyed peas (Cowpeas): 10 proven reasons why you need it.

Black-eyed peas (Cowpeas): 10 proven reasons why you need it

Black-eyed peas also called Cowpeas, are extremely healthy and nutritious. Black-eyed pea a delicious legume is commonly cultivated in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa.  It is scientifically called Vigna unguiculata and is a staple food in most Nigerian homes including mine.  Black-eyed peas have a high protein content that is equivalent to the …

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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 …

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