Category: Foods

Food crops

Characteristics of Legumes The grain legumes are members of the family Fabaceae (sub-family Papilionoideae). They are mainly herbaceous plants although some are shrubs. They possess stems or vines that are upright, semi-prostrate, or prostrate.   Cowpea Root System They possess Read more…

Paulinia cupana common name is Guarana. It’s a plant whose seeds and fruits are highly beneficial. Other species of Paullinia are Paullinia crysan and sorbilis and they’re commonly referred to as, Guarana gum, Brazilian Cocoa, Guarana paste, etc. Guarana (Paullinia 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…

Waterleaf, the scientific name Talinum fruticosum or Talinum triangulare is an herbaceous plant. It possibly originated from Central Africa or South America. Waterleaf belongs to the Family – Portulacaceae, and it’s a perennial plant.   Waterleaf Cultivation Waterleaf is grown Read more…

Jerusalem artichoke is commonly referred to as sunchokes, Indian tuber, Brandy potato, Ross potato, or diabetic potato. It is now a very popular tuber that’s grown for food and medicinal uses. Sunchoke is a good of protein minerals, rich in 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…

Chilies (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 chilies. There are a wide variety of peppers that vary in Read more…

Food fortification or enrichment is the umbrella term that means the addition of nutrients to food to increase its nutritional value. This is practiced in order to fortify foods with rich nutrients to fight nutrient deficiency among people.   Types Read more…