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Did you know?

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.

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Grilled Garden Eggs Recipe

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Garden eggs, what are garden eggs? 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

Sweet and Delicious Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes

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Sweet and Delicious Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes Chutneys, jam, and jelly are a sweet and delicious popular recipe. 16 Sweet and Delicious Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes What makes jam and jellies solidify? Pectin is the substance that makes jellies and jams solidify however, this essential ingredient does not exist in all fruits.  Fruit that is slightly under-ripe contains more pectin than overripe fruits. In addition, the white inner skins of lemons are excellent for jelly and jam making and to supply pectin to other fruits however it has a bitter taste. Sweet and Delicious  Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes Kind of Fruit How To Prepare Amount Of Water Needed For Cooking Amount Of Sugar Needed For Jellying Apples (sour is best) Wash, discard any unsound portions, cut into small pieces. Include seeds skin and core One-half as much water as fruit ¾ cupful of sugar

Chickpea Coriander Chicken Stew

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  Chickpea Coriander Chicken with Greens Ingredients 4 skinless chicken thighs 1 cup canned chickpeas 4 cups Swiss chard or kale or mustard greens 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 hot pepper (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Water to cover Directions In a large pot add all ingredients except greens and cover with water. Cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes until the chicken is tender. Add greens and simmer another 10 minutes. Serve over rice or couscous.   About Chickpeas Cicer arietinum or Chickpea is an important annual plant consumed all over the world. Chickpea is a highly nutritious grain legume crop and is one of the cheapest sources of protein.  Chickpeas are eaten raw, roasted or boiled and processed into flour. Chickpea exports from East Africa have considerably increased over the last decade. The medium-seed chickpea kabuli variety has enabled chickpea cultivation to spread to the subtr

Tilapia with Orange Sauce Easy Fish Recipe

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Tilapia is native to Africa. The fish tilapia and has become the second most popular farmed fish globally and one of the most traded seafood commodities. Tilapia is the common name for mainly freshwater fish with nearly a hundred different species. Eating fish makes you healthy in several ways. The Tilapia fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits. Historically tilapia has been of major importance to the everyday fisherman and small fishing businesses in Africa, and they are of increasing importance in aquaculture and aquaponics.  Tilapia fish is consumed as an affordable source of protein in poor rural communities as well as in affluent urban centers. In Sub-Saharan Africa, tilapia, in its various strains, is largely caught from traditional wild sources such as rivers, lakes, and dams. In Africa, tilapia supports wage incomes of many African people and provides vital food security. Tilapia fish is still largely available from traditional fr

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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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