How to Raise Ostrich for AgriBusiness

Ostrich belongs to the family of giant birds known as Struthio camelus; Ostrich is a wild bird that modern science has succeeded in domesticating. The Ostrich is the largest ever-living bird. Although flightless, the bird is able to take 3.5m (12-feet) strides and to run at a sustained speed of 50 km/h (30mph) for 15 minutes or more in short distance run, it may reach 70km/h (43mph) especially, when escaping from predators. The head is small, with large eyes and a short, flat bill. Its body is covered with large,…

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Top 14 Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli is a green vegetable that vaguely resembles a miniature tree. It belongs to the plant species known as Brassica oleracea. It’s closely related to cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower all edible plants collectively referred to as cruciferous vegetables. There are three main varieties of broccoli: Calabrese broccoli Sprouting broccoli Purple cauliflower despite its name a type of broccoli Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Here are the top 14 health benefits of broccoli. 1. Packed With Vitamins, Minerals and Bioactive Compounds One…

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11 Recipes That Will Make You Love Broccoli

Broccoli has a ton of nutritional benefits and contains 2.3 grams of fiber per cup, plus potassium and even some protein. There is even some clinical evidence that eating broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables can lower your risk for breast cancer and lung cancer. But finding new ways to enjoy broccoli can be a challenge. Luckily, these recipes from some inventive food bloggers will give you a new outlook on this healthy vegetable. Roasted spiced broccoli and cauliflower Super simple and simply delicious, this side dish is a magical mixture…

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Wonderful Facts about Broccoli you need to know About

-Broccoli originated in Italy, where it was developed from wild cabbage and has existed since about sixth century B.C. -The Italian name for broccoli is “broccolo,” meaning the flowering top of a cabbage. The word comes from the Latin word “brachium,” which means branch or arm, a reflection of the vegetable’s treelike shape. -The plant came to France in 1560. Until the early 1700s, broccoli was still not widely known in England and was called “sprout colli-flower” or “Italian asparagus.” -Thomas Jefferson was a fan of broccoli and imported broccoli…

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8 Amazing Health Benefits and Risks of Broccoli

1. Diabetes and Autism For obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, broccoli extract may be what the doctor ordered. Scientists reporting in the June 14, 2017 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that a compound called sulforaphane in broccoli (and other cruciferous veggies like cabbage and Brussel sprouts) could turn down the activity, or expression, of 50 genes associated with symptoms related to type 2 diabetes. The scientists gave the compound (in the form of a broccoli sprout extract) to 97 individuals with type 2 diabetes over the…

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11 Amazing Health Benefits of Broccoli

Introduction According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of chopped raw broccoli (approximately 91 grams) contains 31 calories, 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbohydrate (including 2 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber) and 3 grams of protein. Just one cup of broccoli provides over 100 percent of your daily need for vitamin C and vitamin K and is also a good source of vitamin A, folate, and potassium. Broccoli ranks among the top 20 foods in regards to the ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density…

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5 Reasons why Broccoli is good for your Health

1. Fighting cancer Eating a high amount of cruciferous vegetables has been associated with a lower risk of cancer; particularly lung and colon cancer. Studies have suggested that sulforaphane, the sulfur-containing compound that gives cruciferous vegetables their bitter bite, is also what gives them their cancer-fighting power. Researchers have found that sulforaphane can inhibit the enzyme histone deacetylase (HDAC), known to be involved in the progression of cancer cells. The ability to stop HDAC enzymes could make sulforaphane-containing foods a potentially powerful part of cancer treatment in the future. Sulforaphane…

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Comprehensive Guide on How to Grow Lettuce

Introduction First, the recent four most widely used types of lettuce include: leaf, romaine (also called cos), butterhead, and crisphead. Among those you’ll find dozens of variations in the colors and shapes of the leaves and some with better heat or cold tolerance. With a few surefire tips, growing lettuce from seed is easy and fun. Let us all learn how to grow lettuce! Lettuce-growing seasons are a bit tricky. Lettuce grows best when it’s cool, but the leaves quickly dissolve when exposed to freezing temperatures. When it’s too hot,…

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Place Your Bookings and Advertisements Here With Us!! For your Banners and Advert Placements, Kindly email admin@agric4profit.com.ng for more information. Thank you. Acceptable Adverts include: Agriculture and Agro-Allied Products and Services, Seeds and Seedlings, Poultry Equipment’s and Services, Fish and Fish Products, Agricultural Produce etc. Kindly contact the email address above for more information. Booking Placements (For Nigerian residents only): You can also book for your Crops and Animals like Day Old chicks, Point of lay birds, Plantain Suckers, Pineapple Suckers, Catfish (Fingerlings and Juveniles), Eggs and other Agricultural Products.………

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Comprehensive Guide on How to Grow Broccoli

Introduction Common name:Broccoli, Italian broccoli, Calabrese, brocks. Botanical name: Brassica oleracea italica Origin: Mediterranean Broccoli is a hardy biennial grown as a cool-season annual. It grows 18 to 36 inches tall and has broad, thick leaves and a thick main stalk. Broccoli forms single or multiple flowers “heads ” of tiny blue-green flower buds. The flowers heads are eaten before they bloom; buds open to tiny yellow flowers. Broccoli will bolt and go to seed in warm temperatures or when daylight hours lengthen. Broccoli is a cool-season crop yjerefore it…

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Guide on How To Grow Watermelon (Summary)

Watermelon is one of those sweet fruits in the same family with pumpkins and cucumber. They grow well in sandy loam soils with good drainage.Water melons don’t grow well in water logged areas and swamps. ▪ Varieties There are many varieties of watermelon in Nigeria and around the world produced by different seed companies.However I would advise that one goes for a hybrid seed variety for commercial purposes. Let’s use an example of Sukari F1, a hybrid seed from East AFrican Seeds. ▪ Establishment Follow these simple practices to establish…

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A Step by Step Guide on How to Grow Strawberries

Strawberries are not commonly grown in Nigeria or some nearby countries not because its not popular but solely due to the fact that many farmers don’t know how to grow it or where to get the faster growing propagation materials like the seedlings and splits. Strawberries is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its unique characteristics ranging from the aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in such prepared foods as preserves, juice, pies, ice…

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Reasons why Boswellia Seratta is good for your health

Extracts derived from tress of the genus called boswellia contain powerful compounds that reduce inflammation, fight cancer and prevent heart disease. Use boswellia extract to improve your immunity, reduce arthritis pain, speed up healing and prevent autoimmune disease. Boswellia serrata, a potential antiinflammatory agent: an overview The resin of Boswellia species has been used as incense in religious and cultural ceremonies and in medicines since time immemorial. Boswellia serrata (Salai/Salai guggul), is a moderate to large sized branching tree of family Burseraceae (Genus Boswellia), grows in dry mountainous regions of…

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Reasons why Borage plant is good for you

Borage is a plant that’s used for medicinal purposes. The flowers, leaves and oil from the seeds can be used to improve skin conditions like eczema, reduce fever, and relieve conditions like cough, rheumatoid arthritis and pain caused by inflammation. Borage oil contains high amounts of GLA, a type of omega-6 fatty acid that is helpful for treating a wide range of health issues, like PMS symptoms, ADHD, bone loss, hormone imbalances, respiratory conditions, heart disease and stroke. 7 Borage Oil Benefits for Skin, Arthritis and Inflammation According to Dr.…

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A tomato for everyone: ‘Sunviva’ for the good of all

Plant breeders at the University of Göttingen and Agrecol have launched a joint initiative to protect seeds as common property. Agrecol developed an “Open Source Seed Licence,” which legally protects seeds as commons (ie a natural resource accessible to all members of society) and thus protects them from patenting and similar issues such as “plant variety protection.” The results were published in the journal PLOS Biology. “It is with great concern that we have watched as worldwide access to breeding material is increasingly restricted by private-sector interests. Among other things,…

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