Nutritional Facts of Cauliflower

Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Botanically, it is a member of the cruciferous or Brassicaceae family of vegetables and has similar nutritional and phytochemistry profile as that of other brassica family veggies like broccoli and cabbage. Cauliflower (cabbage flower) is one of the familiar winter season vegetables. These beautiful flower heads are brimming with essential nutrients, hold numerous health benefiting phytonutrients such as vitamins, indole-3-carbinol, and sulforaphane that help prevent overweight, diabetes and offer protection from prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancers. As in broccoli, cauliflower also made up of tightly clustered florets that begin to…

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Comprehensive Guide on How to Start Coconut Farming in Nigeria

It is no longer a secret that Coconut farming plays a major role in the economy of some countries and about 86 countries produces coconut. But the three major producers of coconut are India, Indonesia and Philippine. The economy of India and her people depend so much on coconut farming. It is a tropical plant that can grow under any climatic condition and soil type. Coconut palm is also known as the tree of heaven because of their various uses. Everything about the tree is useful to man, it has…

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How to make Neem Insecticide from Neem Leaves

Neem (called Dogoyaro in Nigeria) is one wonderful Gift from Nature whose use transcends several fields like: medicine & healthcare, culinary, agriculture, beauty & cosmetics, etc. The Neem Tree stays evergreen all year round. It is endemic to the Indian subcontinent, predominant in tropical and semi-tropical regions of the world. It’s a unique green treasure as every part of the tree is useful. One of its uses is as a natural insecticide/pesticide. Scientific research indicates that Neem extracts can influence nearly 300 species of insects. Thus, it has great relevance…

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How to increase Passion Fruit Yields

Steps to get high yields from passion fruits Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is a very profitable crop, but what has stopped many farmers from growing it is the high prevalence of diseases that cause vines to die. So, how do you grow healthy passion fruits? a) Passion fruits can easily be grown from seeds, however, use of vines grafted onto yellow passion fruit rootstock is recommended as they have better disease and nematode resistance. b) Water regularly and ensure good soil fertility by incorporating large amounts of compost, mulching and…

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Amazing Advantages of eating Raw Cabbage

Do you know that there are some many advantages attached with eating Raw Cabbage? Am sure some of you my friends may not believe it or may find it a little difficult to believe because even me doubted initially until I finally figured out that it is actually true! So here are some reasons why you definitely need to eat raw cabbages below: 🗣Cabbage is a great source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It delays the aging process. It promotes good eye health.…

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Comprehensive Amazing Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Do you have any idea that Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable that is a significant source of nutrients that also contains unique plant compounds that may reduce the risk of several diseases, including heart disease and cancer? In case you want to lose some weight then no more need for excess expenses on purchasing drugs, just start eating Cauliflower and achieve your aim as it is very easy to add to your diet. The health benefits of cauliflower also include a reduced risk of brain disorders, relief from indigestion,…

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How to control Cassava Diseases and Pests

Pests and diseases are the major reasons why many agribusinesses fail. They increase the loss of cassava which should have contributed to your overall profit. The major pests and diseases of cassava are: 1. Thrips and Mites: Can be controlled using a recommended miticide and Insect Growth Regulators. These pests are prevalent during dry periods and decreases as rainfall increases. 2. African cassava mosaic virus: The African cassava mosaic virus causes the leaves of the cassava plant to wither. When such withering occurs, it limits the growth of the root.…

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Unknown Amazing Benefits of Planting Cassava

Cassava has many uses and its uses cuts across several production industries. Cassava has gained wide usage in industries for the production of paper, ethanol, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, starch, and flour. Nowadays, cassava flour is being encouraged to be used in the production of bread, doughnuts and other confectioneries. Cassava can also be processed into fufu and ‘garri’; a popular food among many Nigerians. Not only is the root of cassava important for the production of food, but its leaves can also be used as a vegetable for soup or as…

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A Comprehensive Guide on How to Plant Cassava

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Cassava (Manihot Esculenta) is the third-largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics after rice and maize. In this post, we will highlight the comprehensive guide on how to start a cassava farm. According to Wikipedia, the origin of cassava can be traced back to West-central Brazil where it was likely first domesticated no more than 10,000 years BP. It was however introduced to Africa by Portuguese traders from Brazil in the 16th century. Today, Nigeria ranks first position as the world largest producer of cassava. This is followed by…

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Thinning of Plantain Suckers

Unlike those of most other bananas, plantain suckers develop very slowly. After harvest, all suckers start to grow at the same time and most have to be eliminated to stop competition. The tallest is left to guarantee the follow up and maintain the density. Thinning usually has to be repeated a month later, as new suckers will have emerged by that time. Suckers are thinned with a machete. The sucker pseudo stem is cut off near its corm and the point of the machete is twisted in the growing tip,…

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