Grape fruit is a citrus fruit that has a bitter sweet taste.
It is rich in vitamins A and C. It does not have a significant negative impact on blood sugar levels. A ripe grapefruit can measure about 15cm in diameter and more. It is the size of at least 4 orange fruits.
The fruit can be consumed as a whole, juice or pulp.
I will show you how to easily prepare a sweetened grapefruit juice that has an improved sweet bitter taste you will love.
This procedure will require removing the pulp of the fruit, so use thoroughly washed hands.
Process; How to make sweetened grapefruit juice.
Wash the fruit and peel of its outer skin.
Next cut it open and remove the pulp. You can do this using your fingers and with the help of a knife.
Blend the pulp and sieve the mixture to extract the juice into a bowl.
Maize (corn) is a very popular crop that is easy to cultivate. It takes about 3 months for the crop to mature for harvest. And if you require drier grains,wait till after four months.
Health benefits of maize
Maize has been a stable source of food for mankind. It is very rich in carbohydrates and vitamins. It also contains, to a lesser degree; protein, sugar, fiber and fat.
Uses of maize as Food
Cooked corn starch is very nutritious for adults and children. A very nutritious food for babies from 6 months upward. Infact corn food products are a large content of baby/toddler food. Some common maize food products are corn flakes, corn starch, cornflour used in making bread, doughnuts, pancakes and much more.Freshly cooked or roasted maize is a very popular snack. The application of maize in different food products is extensive.
If you consume a lot of cooked or roasted corn, corn starch or as feed for chickens, it will be a good idea to have a small corn farm. With half to one plot of land, you can reduce the cost of your maize consumption.if you have undeveloped land property or a large compound, you can cultivate maize. Maize plantation on a plot of land can yield over 70kg of grains.
How to plant corn
First things first; prepare the land for planting. The land must be cleared of weeds.You may make heaps to protect the crop from top soil wash off due to rain.
You can obtain planting seeds from grain sellersor agricultural institutes. Make sure you plant healthy seeds.You can plant about three seeds together and at a space of about 0.5 meters from another set.
Make sure your plantation is free from goats and other herbivorous animals.you can also protect the plants from pest by using agricultural insecticide.
Palm kernel soup otherwise known as Banga Soup is a Nigerian
delicacy prepared from the juice extracted from palm kernels. Basically, the
palm kernel juice is boiled and then other soup ingredients such as spices,
meat, fish, and vegetables are added to make the soup. It is delicious if well
prepared. It is usually served with eba,
fufu, or pounded yam.
The process of cooking palm kernel soup is basically the same, however, the type of spices, meat, fish, or other soup ingredients added, differ.
Ingredients required to cook Banga soup:
1 congo (1.5kg) of palm kernels
Spices: seasoning, salt, scent leaf, other types of spicing.
Meat or fish: boiled, dried or roasted meat can be used. The
same for fish; can be boiled or dried.
Various type of meat, or fish can be used to cook this type
Process of cooking Banga soup:
Boil the Palm kernel until the flesh covering the seeds becomes soft.
Put the cooked kernels in a mortar, then use a pestle to pound the kernel lightly and in the process peeling or removing the cook flesh covering the seeds.
Pour water into the mixture in the mortar and stir.
Using a sieve, squeeze out the juice from the mortar mixture into a cooking pot.
Cook the palm kernel juice for about 10 minutes or until you see oil forming at the top of the boiling mixture.
Spice and boil/ steam meat or fish as required. If the meat is already roasted or the fish is fresh, you can just add to the cooking soup.
To the boiling palm kernel juice, add spicing the prepared meat or fish
Leave to boil for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Then soup is ready.
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