Friday, 07 August, 2020

Category: Plants

Kingdom plantae


Sisal (Agave sisalana Perrine) is a monocotyledonous crop from which leaf fibers are extracted without retting. The leaves provide the most important of the world’s hard fibers, I.e. fibers so coarse that they can only be made into twine and Read more…


Fibre plants were among the first cultivated plants in prehistoric times. The number of commercially grown fibre crops is small and these are mostly of ancient origin in the tropics. The tropics supply the bulk of the world’s fibre requirement. Read more…


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. Read more…


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, Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


Meadowsweet (scientific name, Filipendula ulmaria) is a member of the rose family. Similar specie is Filipendula vulgaris or small Meadowsweet. They grow in Europe in different areas especially on river banks, ditches, damp meadows and the likes since the plant Read more…


As technology is shaping up every industry, agriculture and food production is not left out. With the growing world population, food insecurity is becoming a daily issue to address, old farming practices can not help with the increasing food demand. Read more…


Food fortification or enrichment is the umbrella term which means the addition of nutrients to food in order to increase its nutritional value. This is practised in order to fortify foods with rich nutrients so as to fight nutrient deficiency Read more…