Things you need to know about nuts- Almond

Almond (Terminalia catappa Linn) Annongu reported the world production of almond fruits to be 0.7 million tonnes with Nigeria producing 0.1 million tonnes annually in 2005. There are two types of almond– the sweet variety which do not contain amygdalin and are widely used as edible nuts and food ingredients and bitter almonds commonly grown … Continue reading Things you need to know about nuts- Almond

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How coconuts’ water came to be.

Years ago, while I was still in my third year back in school, I was privileged to attend a seminar on Coconut. At the end of the seminar, the presenter (a lady) was asked the question; "how can you explain the water found in a coconut?", she replied with a popular saying "only God can … Continue reading How coconuts’ water came to be.

BREADFRUIT

Breadfruit commonly known as Ji enu and Ukwa by the Igbos, is a member of the Moraceae family. It is a tropical tree commonly grown in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, South Pacific, the Caribbean and Central America, that produces a large, round starchy fruit. This fruit can be used as a vegetable and sometimes … Continue reading BREADFRUIT

FOOD POISONING

Food as defined by Codex Alimentarius Comission is any substance whether processed, semi processed or raw, which is intended for human consumption. It includes; chewing gum, drinks and any substance which has been used in the manufacture, preparation or treatment of food. Food poisoning results from the indigestion of contaminated food or water that contains … Continue reading FOOD POISONING