Tag: Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Alligator Pepper

Aframomum melegueta, popularly known as alligator pepper is a spice used in cuisines and can also be taken raw. It is native to West Africa and is mostly used for cultural purposes. However, it can serve some medicinal purposes as shall be seen below. However, it is not advisable to be taken by pregnant women. […]

Health benefits of Cocoyam

Cocoyam also called Xanthosoma sagittifolium is native to West Africa. It can be roasted, cooked, fried, baked, pounded and milled. In Nigeria, it can serve as a thickener for soups. There are several health benefits that can be derived from eating cocoyam that can be seen below. It possesses high nutritional values when compared with […]

Health Benefits Of Snail

Snails or Gastropoda belong to the Mollusk family and have about 10,000 species. It contains 15% protein, 80% water and 2.4% fat. It can be roasted, fried or added to soups and stews . It contains essential fatty acids and linoleic acids and linolenic acids, calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium and are rich sources of vitamins […]

Health benefits of Millet

Millet is a cereal grain that belongs to the Poaceae family also known as grass family. It is commonly grown in Africa and Asia and can be used for both human consumption, livestock and bird feed. It is gluten free and high in protein, fiber and antioxidants. It is also rich in carbohydrates, minerals and […]

Health benefits of Mango

Mango also called Mangifera indica is one of the most popular and delicious fruits in the world. In some parts of the world, it is called the “king of fruits”. It is native to India and southeast Asia and has different varieties. It is a good source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants but low in […]

Health benefits of Beet root juice

Beet is a sweet root vegetable which can be eaten raw, added to dishes or made into a juice. It is a good source of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, manganese, calcium, iron, selenium, copper, zinc, with vitamins and antioxidants. When you take beetroot juice, your stool and urine may turn red and pinkish, […]

Health benefits of Soursop

Soursop also known as graviola is the fruit of Annona muricata native to the tropical regions of the Americas. It provides a good amount of fiber and vitamin C. It also contains magnesium, potassium, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, folate and iron. Different parts of the plant such as the leaves, roots and stems can be used […]

Health benefits of Water melon

Watermelon is one of the nutritious fruits in the world today that belongs to the cucurbitacea family. It is filled with various nutrients including vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B1, B5, B6, C, potassium and magnesium. It is also high in carrotenols including beta-carrotene, lycopene and citrulline which is an important amino acid. […]

Health Benefits of Cloves

Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree also known as Syzygium aromaticum. It is grown in parts of Asia and South America. People use the oils, dried flower buds, leaves, and stems to make medicine. The oil is taken as an essential oil. The clove is mostly used as a spice or flavour. […]

Health benefits of Mint leaf

Scientifically known as mentha, mints are known for their cooling sensation. It is a highly aromatic and freshning herb. It is used for culinary, cosmetic, oral and aromatherapy purposes. It can be added to food in both fresh and dried forms and can also be applied to the skin or inhaled. It is believed that […]