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Maize A Nutrionally Rich African Food

Maize is a staple food for over 300m Africans. There are several varieties of maize some of which are suitable for drought prone areas. Most African cultures produce maize in large scale thanks to modern technology and mechanization. It is … Continue reading

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Cassava – The Traditional Healthy Diet Recipe

Cassava is a very popular traditional food with most Africans. It is an edible starchy root that has a very high source of carbohydrates. In Africa alone cassava is a major source of calories to  millions of people. It has … Continue reading

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A Study Into The History Of African Art

Africa is a land rich is culture and traditions which are depicted in their art work. Their strong religious beliefs and cultural ideas are represented by their choice of art work. These art works have been used in both religious … Continue reading

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Kola-Nut The Wonder Fruit

Kola-nut belongs to the Malvaceae family of trees. It is very common in the tropical rainforests of Africa. In fact, it is a unique symbol of most tribes in Nigeria. Kola-nuts can grow to a height of 65 feet, while … Continue reading

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Sorghum An Essential African Food

Sorghum is one of the most common varieties of grass species. It is in the family of sugar cane.  It is a self pollination plant that performs very well in warm climates. It is both drought and heat tolerant and … Continue reading

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Genuine African Art For Sale

Africans are a people with varying cultures and traditions. In Africa, paintings are highly valued and particular tribes and clans have arts associated with them. The many different tribes and clans in Africa create genuine African art meant to decorate … Continue reading

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The Power Of Palm Oil – God’s Gift To Humanity

Due to the many benefits of palm oil, most manufacturers have now turned to using it in most of their products. Most people who are diet conscious have also turned to using palm oil as it is very high in … Continue reading

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A Look At The African Route Of Spices

African spices are an essential part of almost all African meals. Most of the spices that are native of Africa are known to have distinctive tastes and fragrances. African spices are derived from plants and especially from the roots and … Continue reading

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Benefits Of Cocoa Buttter To Your Health

Cocoa Butter is a household name in the treatment of skin conditions that is increasingly gaining popularity every other day. It is actually a natural edible vegetable fat that comes from cocoa beans. Since Cocoa Butter is a natural African … Continue reading

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Herbs That Treat Stress, Depression And Anxiety

Today more than ever before, a large number of our population is suffering from stress. The causes of depression, anxiety and stress are far much individual and in most cases it depends on ones ability to defuse and solve the … Continue reading

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