Effects of Heat on Nutrients in Vegetables and Fruits

There’s no doubt, your cooking method can change the composition of nutrients in fruits and vegetables but it’s not always a bad thing. In cooked vegetables and fruits, you can have some more nutrients than fresh in some rare cases. Several scientific studies have shown that cooking can reduce the content of some nutrients but … Read more Effects of Heat on Nutrients in Vegetables and Fruits

Classification of Vegetables, their Uses and Nutrient Facts

Many vegetable crops were domesticated several centuries ago. The great ancient civilization in Mesopotamia grew vegetables such as turnips, onions, beans, lettuce and cucumbers. While the early Egyptians cultivated a wide variety of vegetable crops such as asparagus, cabbage, cucumber, pea, watermelon and lettuce. Laborers eating onions were depicted in Egyptian tombs from about 3200-2780 … Read more Classification of Vegetables, their Uses and Nutrient Facts

Cowpea Plant Cultural Practice for Improved Yield

Cowpeas grown for their dry seeds are also known as black-eyed peas and black-eyed beans. They are most important in the semi-arid tropics where they are grown mainly for their mature seeds. They withstand heat better than most other legumes and are very drought resistant.   Origin of Cowpea Cowpea is probably originated in central … Read more Cowpea Plant Cultural Practice for Improved Yield

Tomato Plant Cultivation: A Full guide

TOMATO, scientific name Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. (Family: Solanaceae) is one of the most important vegetables in many regions of the world. It is used in almost all food preparations in the tropics. it is grown under rainfed conditions and under irrigation. Origin of Tomato It’s native of central and south America, most likely Peru and … Read more Tomato Plant Cultivation: A Full guide

Nature of Graviola Tree Fruits and Cultivation

Graviola (Scientific name: Annona muricata) is one the plants that is exact origin is not proven but it has become widely spread today and can grow in almost every area with average temperature and high humidity. Graviola is commonly called Custard apple, Cherimoya, Guanabana, Soursop, Guyabano and Guanavana, toge-banreisi, nangka blanda, durian benggala, durian belanda … Read more Nature of Graviola Tree Fruits and Cultivation

Nature of Ginkgo Biloba Tree, Uses and benefits

Nature of Ginkgo Biloba The maidenhair tree, commonly called Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest medicinal plants known. It is sometimes written as Gingko. It is originally from China and it’s popular for its health benefits in their traditional medicines. Ginkgo is a slow growing tree and can survive for thousands of years. The … Read more Nature of Ginkgo Biloba Tree, Uses and benefits

Cultivation of Chillies, Uses and Nutrition Facts

Chillies (Capsicum spp. Family: Solanaceae), also called peppers are widely grown across the globe, from America to Asia and even in Africa, with China being the leading country growing chillies. There are a wide variety of peppers which vary in pungency, size and color of the fruits. Two main species are recognized, these are Capsicum … Read more Cultivation of Chillies, Uses and Nutrition Facts

Growing Amaranths, its Pest and Diseases and Nutrition Facts

Amaranths (Family Amaranthaceae) are seasonal herbaceous plants grown commonly in the tropics. They are one of the most popular leafy vegetables and their production is spread across different ecological zones. Common names include African spinach, Indian spinach, spinach, amaranths, Tete (youruba). Origin of Amaranths Many species probably originated in the Andean region of south America … Read more Growing Amaranths, its Pest and Diseases and Nutrition Facts