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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Black Eyed Pea Leaves Sweet Smoothie

Black eyed peas and leaves grow throughout sub-Saharan Africa, in Botswana and South Africa it's known as Morogo.

Morogo is a Botswana and South African word that refers to many kinds of green, leafy vegetable particularly from the green leaves of plants such as green amaranth, cowpeas or black eyed peas. South Africa and Botswana are African countries where many people still use traditional vegetables in their daily lives for food such as black eyed pea leaves.

Black eyed pea leaves sweet smoothie ingredients and directions.

Sweet Morogo Smoothie

Black eyed pea leaf sweet smoothie recipe mixes eyed pea leaves with bananas, mangoes, ginger and honey to create a healthy delicious green smoothie.

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 2 minutes Total time: 12 min

Ingredients
2 handfuls of wild African spinach or black eyed pea leaves
1 overripe banana
1 cup mango juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 small piece fresh ginger
10 ice cubes

Directions
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add 2 tablespoons of low-fat yogurt to the recipe if desired.

Did you know black eyed pea leaves are safe to eat and taste like mild like spinach.


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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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