Fruits

Golden Melon Seeds and Other Edible Seeds

golden melon seeds are edible

On my popular post, 10 Important facts about golden melon, there has been a lot of questions about the edibility of the golden melon seeds. Hence, I find it necessary that we answer the question, “is golden melon seed edible?” If yes, should you include it in your diet? Fruits usually contain a rich amount of nutrients which are often …

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10 Important Facts You Should Know About Golden Melon

golden melon

As I often gape at the varieties of fruits in the world, this time, the fruit that has my attention is golden melon which is also known as sweet melon or honeydew melon. Unlike a month or two ago, golden melon has become the fruit in town. Walking through the streets of a city in Nigeria this period, there’s a …

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Is Ackee Good For You? Safety, Nutrition and Recipes

Ackee-Fruit

A friend recently uploaded a picture of ackee apple on her status and it reminded me that this is the period of the year (Early rains around May/June) when this fruit can be found ripened in many fruit gardens or random yards with the ackee tree. The ackee apple otherwise called ‘Akee’ is famously known in SouthWestern Nigeria as ‘Ishin’. …

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Everything You Need to Know about Dried Fruits

Dried mango and pineapple by Laalfifarms

As a method of preservation and value addition, fruits and vegetables are dried to make chips which can be incorporated into meals in diverse forms. Dried fruits and vegetables which are often made by dehydration are commonly packed and served as snacks in plastic bags. They can be added to cereals to serve as sweeteners and healthy meal and can …

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Why You Should Take Enough African Cherry This Season

African Cherry-Agbalumo

Do you know that fruit that the Yorubas call ‘Agbalumo’ and the Igbos call ‘Udara’? Yes, African Cherry. It is currently being displayed all over market places and street sides for sale. A sign that it is another agbalumo season. We thank God for life. Agbalumo is botanically known as Chrysophyllum albidum, commonly known as ‘African star apple’ and belongs …

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The Mountain Apple, Known As ‘Local Apple’

The Mountain Apple, known as ‘local apple’  is a pink coloured fruit with white pulp and a seed. It is botanically known as Syzygium malaccense. In different parts of the world, names such as “rose apple”, “water apple” or “plum rose” are sometimes used for this fruit. The fruit is pear-shaped with pink skin color, with some pinkish white and …

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Important Facts To Know About SourSop

Soursop which is botanically known as Annona muricata belongs to the family of custard apple tree, Annonaceae. It has various names like showerchop and shawachop in Nigeria, guanabana in Spanish, graviola in Philippines, guyabano in Malay, etc. The fruit is called soursop due to its slightly acidic taste when ripe. It is widely cultivated, even in tropical climates throughout the world and it is …

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Why You Should Take More Watermelon This Ramadan Season

Watermelon is a fruit of high water content of about 92% and high nutritional content. Water melon contains lycopene which is the pigment responsible for the redness of the inner parts of the fruit as well as the redness of tomatoes, red grapes and guava. Lycopene is an antioxidant that has the ability of protecting cells from damage. It is …

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