Storytelling

My mother was a fantastic storyteller. Stories about her activities. Stories about the books she was reading. Stories about her plans. Stories I just could not get enough of. Saturday morning, curled up under the cover and listening to a story. For my mother, everything was a story and everything had a story to tell. …

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A Date With Date Palms!

The date palm tree with the scientific name of Phoenix Dactylifera L. that is generally cultivated and domesticated in the Middle East, North and central Africa, southern and southeast Asia; where in Arabia and Morocco alone more than 40 varieties of dates are grown, the dates grows in huge bunches with giant trees producing a …

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Ancient Nut Of The Shea Tree!

Ancient Nut Of The Shea Tree!

The Shea tree grows naturally in many African countries as a savanna woodland tree species while in Nigeria its natural habitat is in the wild, historically the tree can survive and thrive for more than 200 years; a visit across northern regions in Nigeria, the Shea trees are seen adorning many households and community backyards …

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Fruitful Fresh Fruits!

A fruit is the edible, fleshy or pulpy part of a ripened ovary that contains the seeds of a flowering plant or tree; fruits usually consist of mostly soft and succulent tissues often sweet scenting of nature, it may either be fleshy or dry fruits on the plant or tree, simply put fruits are naturally …

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Wheat Weighty Wealth!

The wheat is a plant crop that is cultivated almost everywhere for its edible seeds with a scientific name of genus Triticum that also includes both the wild and domesticated species of the wheat grain, it is believed to have originated from a beautiful river valley in the Tigris and Euphrates known as the “cradle …

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Sugar Africa Nigeria Food Culture

Sweet Sugarcane Sustainability!

Sugarcane is one of the sweetest crops in the world but sugarcane cultivation and processing has a bitter environmental impact on regions or locations for producing sugarcane yet it can be produced in the most environmentally, socially and economically sustainable ways. Sugarcane was believed to have been domesticated at about 8000BC in New Guinea, which …

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