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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Grilled Garden Eggs Recipe

Garden eggs, what are garden eggs?

The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant and is roughly the same size as a chicken egg.
Garden Egg

Garden eggs in Africa are a vegetable grown in the subtropics and tropics popular in Central and West Africa.


Garden eggs in Africa are a vegetable grown in the subtropics and tropics. The name eggplant originates from the shape of the fruit. The leaves and fruits of eggplants are eaten boiled, steamed, pickled, or in soups and stews with eggplant leaves, other vegetables or meats.

Garden eggs, what are garden eggs? Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is highly cultivated and valued in most sub-Saharan African countries.

The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant and is roughly the same size as a chicken egg. In African Igbo society, the garden egg represents fruitfulness and good fortune.

The Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria traditionally welcome visitors into their homes by offering eggplant fruits customarily along with kola-nuts and seeds of alligator pepper.


Grilled Garden Eggs Recipe Ingredients and Directions.

1. Peel 4 garden eggs (or leave the skin on) and slice in half

2. Place garden eggs into a dish and season with salt and pepper and pour one tablespoon of olive oil over the eggplants.

3. Mix well and arrange the slices on a broiler and broil on each side for five minutes and serve warm.

Garden eggs are low in calories with about 35 calories in a one cup serving.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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