FOOD SAFETY ALERT! FG Warns Nigerians Against Fried Foods

The Federal Government of Nigeria has cautioned citizens against some food vendors discovered to be using transformer oil to fry foods for sale to the public. Mr Babajide Alloy, a consultant with the Federal Ministry of Environment, said on Tuesday 21 June22 that some food vendors are using polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), also known as TransformerContinue reading “FOOD SAFETY ALERT! FG Warns Nigerians Against Fried Foods”

HEALTH 4: Benefits of Cashew Nuts

The cashew nut is kidney-shaped and approximately 2.5 cm long. It consists of an edible kernel surrounded by two shells. The scientific name for the cashew nut is Anacardium occidentale. In Nigeria, it is called by various local names:Kaju (in Yoruba)Kashu (in Igbo)Fisa (in Hausa) SOME HEALTH BENEFITS OF CASHEW NUTS1. Helps weight loss. 2.Continue reading “HEALTH 4: Benefits of Cashew Nuts”

HEALTH 3: Benefits of African Walnuts

Walnuts are round, single-seeded stone fruits that grow from the walnut tree. The scientific name for the African Walnut is Coula edulis. In Nigeria, it is called by various local names:Asala or Awusa (in Yoruba)Udo or Ukpa (in Igbo)Ekom (in Ibibio and Efik)Okhue or Okwe (in Bini) SOME HEALTH BENEFITS OF AFRICAN WALNUTS1. Good forContinue reading “HEALTH 3: Benefits of African Walnuts”