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Chic African Culture

Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

How to eat a pomegranate Pomegranate sauce is delicious as a gravy for grilled lamb, pork or chicken. Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Pomegranate Sauce Recipe
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture

From September to December, Egypt grows and harvests the ancient Pomegranate crop. The two most cultivated pomegranate varieties exporting from Egypt are Baladi and Wonderful Pomegranates. Pomegranates are a good source of two essential vitamins, C and K.
How to eat a pomegranate
The pomegranate is widely cultivated in Northern and tropical areas of Africa. A pomegranate was found in the tomb of a servant of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt. Queen Hatshepsut was Egypt's first female pharaoh.
When selecting a pomegranate choose one heavy for its size. The fruit has a thick leathery skin and ranges in size from an orange to a grapefruit.
The color and external blemishes of the pomegranate are no indication of the quality…

Three Facts About The Endangered African Penguin

Three Facts About African Penguins
Living up to 20 years African penguins are flightless marine birds coming in a variety of sizes and colors.

Growing to be about 26.5 to 27.5 inches tall and weighing between 4.4 and 11 pounds the endangered African Penguin lives on the Southern coast of Africa.

African penguins breed from Hollams Bird Island Namibia to Bird Island Algoa Bay in South Africa. Gansbaai South Africa Dyer Island is a protected bird sanctuary home to large colonies of threatened African Penguins.

Three Facts About African Penguins

Fact 1
The African penguin, or black-footed penguin, is also nicknamed the jackass penguin because it’s mating call sounds like a whinnying donkey. They spend their days at sea feeding and their nights gathered together on shore. Like all penguins, African penguins are much more agile in water than on land swimming up to 12 miles per hour. Each penguin eats about one pound of fish per day feeding on small fish such as sardines and anchovies, cru…

Olam Cocoa Production and Cocoa Supply Chain

Olam Cocoa Production and Cocoa Supply Chain
Farmers in Africa grow over 70 percent of the world’s cocoa and Olam International Limited is a major player in the global cocoa business. OLM cocoa footprint is crucial to ending the deforestation of Africa's cocoa grown countries.

About Olam Cocoa Farming and Cocoa Supply Chain

Cocoa farming is an industry that is largely invisible to shoppers, yet essential to feeding the world’s sweet tooth. Cocoa processing, the process of turning raw cocoa beans into powder, liquor, and butter is a major step in creating the candy bars that line store shelves and Olam International Limited is a major player.
In December 2014, Archer Daniels Midland Company today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its global cocoa business to Olam International Limited for $1.3 billion. Olam was established in 1989 in Nigeria by Indian conglomerate Kewalram Chanrai Group. Olam International Limited operates in part by growing and selling cocoa beans. T…