Bambara Beans

Bambara beans also known as bambara groundnuts has their origin in West Africa specifically in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. The beans thrive well in sandy soil with a PH of between 5 and 6.5. The texture of the soul should be light with good drainage as water logging destroys the nuts. The Bambara plant grows well in the climate of most parts of Sub-Sahara Africa with temperatures of 19-30 degree centigrade. These groundnuts are highly resistant to draught as they do not require high rainfall for them to grow…

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Ackee Fruit

ackee fruit

Ackee Fruit Ackee fruit has its origin in West Africa especially in Mali, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon. It is also known as achee apple. This fruit found its way to Jamaica with most reports highlighting that it might have been imported from West Africa during the famous slaves trade. The ackee tree is about 10m tall when fully mature with ever green leaves, short trunk and a huge crown. The tree generates flowers that are unisexual during the warm months with each flower having five petals that are green in…

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Snowy Mespilus

Snowy Mespilus Fruits Snow mespilus fruit is also known as Amelanchier fruit. The fruit is produced from a tree whose size is that of a shrub. The tree flowers during the spring season when it produces white flowers that matures into fruits that are usually red or purple in color. This tree thrives best in the northern hemisphere climate. Most of the species of this fruit are present in North America while isolated species can be traced in Asia and parts of Europe. In addition, the tree grows well in…

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Wampee fruit

  Benefits of Wampee Fruit The Wampee fruit originated from China. It is produced by a tree that grows fast when exposed to the right sub-tropical or tropical climate. The tree’s growth is not affected by high temperatures as long as they are not longstanding. During the dry seasons, watering the plant while making a good drainage helps the tree to grow and bear fruits. In addition, the tree grows well when planted in rich loam soil though it does well in deep sand and olitic limestone. Due to these…

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Chayote health benefits

Chayote health benefits Chayotes is a pear vegetable native to Mexico. They are widely eaten in Latin American and the southern United States. Chayotes are commonly eaten with the same dishes as squash or melons. People often eat chayotes with salads, meat or other vegetarian dishes. Chayote has many health benefits which will be covered in detail in this article. Where Are Chayotes grown? Chayotes were grown widely in Mexico and Central American before the 18th century. The Spanish came to Mexico and brought the chayote back to Europe. Soon…

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