Monthly Archives: May 2013

Melons

Melons

Melons are said to originate from Africa and the Middle East, and have gradually spread to Europe and other regions of the world. Though considered to be fruits, they are often used as vegetables.   World output of melon was at

Millets

Millets

Millet is said to be one of the oldest food crops known to mankind, and perhaps the first grain to be used domestically. For thousands of years now, millets have been cultivated in Asia and Africa as a staple food. 

Pure Hardwood Charcoal

Pure Hardwood Charcoal

Wood charcoal is the dark remains of burnt wood made of carbon and ash. They are often produced by the heating of wood or by pylolysis and are usually an impure form of carbon due to their ash content. Yet,

Raw Cashew Nuts in Shell

Raw Cashew Nuts in Shell

The cashew tree originated from South America where it flourished in Peru and Brazil. In the 16th century, the tree was introduced to India by Portuguese traders. Since then, it has become one of their major export crops equal to

Red Palm Oil

Red Palm Oil

Palm oil (Elaeis guineensis) is a traditional fat that has been in existence and used primarily in human diet since the 14th century. They can be grown only in tropical areas of Africa, South American and Asia. In recent years,

Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Sesame plants are grown in tropical Africa, India and some parts of Europe. This pod has been around for ages but became popular in India and ancient Greece where, it was believed people use it for purification in religious ceremonies.

Soya Beans

Soya Beans

Soya bean (popularly known as “soybean” in the United States) is a legume that has been grown primarily in Asia and has now gained significant attention all over the world.  Known for its richness in protein, the seed has considerably

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Arguably having the most nutritional benefits of all vegetables, the sweet potato is full of vitamins and minerals fundamental to a healthy living.  As one of the oldest vegetables of mankind, it is said to be domesticated in either the

Tiger Nuts

Tiger Nuts

Tiger nut (cyperus esculentus) is a native of the Mediterranean region and widely grown in Asia, America and all over tropical Africa. Tiger nut is not really a nut, but actually a tuber and is very rich in fiber, natural

White Yam

White Yam

Yams (Dioscorea Dioscoreaceae) are perennial crops cultivated primarily for their starchy tubers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania. Yam is a very important staple food in most parts of Africa where 95% of world’s output is harvested. As a