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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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Growing Passion Fruit in Africa

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Yellow passion fruit is one of Kenya Africa top three export fruit crops important to Kenya and Africa agricultural future well-being. Agriculture is the backbone of the Kenyan economy, contributing one-third of GDP. Approximately 75 percent of the Kenyan population work at least part-time in the agricultural sector, including growing and picking passion fruit which over 75 percent of agricultural output is from small-scale, rain-fed farming. Growing Passion Fruit In Kenya Africa Yellow passion fruit is widely grown in tropical and semitropical regions of Africa, especially in Kenya. Passion fruit photo  Passion fruits are sold as juice or as whole fruits. Home cooks also enjoy picking the fruit, slicing into salads, creating icing, candy, ice cream, chutney, sauce, and syrups. The tender young leaves of passion fruit are also eaten as a vegetable similar to spinach. The seed of passion fruit produces oil that can be used for home and industrial purposes. Variet

Lemon Passionfruit Butter Recipe

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Passion Fruit Recipe. Passion fruit works well in our Lemon Passionfruit Butter Recipe Lemon Passionfruit Butter Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Whipped passion fruit butter made easy Passionfruit is important to Kenyan agriculture and makes a delicious snack on its own, mixed as a smoothie or as a unique lemon passionfruit cream cheese spread recipe. How to choose and use passion fruit For the best flavor choose a passionfruit that is ripe to slightly overripe with a smooth skin. Cut the passionfruit in half with a sharp knife and scoop out the insides. The yellow membrane is the fruit portion, which is very tart, and seeds are deliciously crunchy. Lemon Passionfruit Butter Recipe Lemon Passionfruit Butter Recipe on a poppy seed bagel with scallions and lox Ingredients ¼ cup fresh passionfruit pulp 1 package soft cream cheese ¼ cup powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon grated lemon rind Directions Add all ingredients

One Tribe Crossing the Gate of Grief Populated the World

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Homo sapiens left their African homeland to colonize the world. One African tribe crossing the Gate of Grief populated the entire world outside of Africa. The entire human race outside Africa owes its existence to the survival of a single tribe of people who crossed the Gate of Grief around 90,000 years ago. Humans were able to take advantage of falling sea levels due to climate change to cross into Arabia at the mouth of the Red Sea known as the Gate of Grief. One African Tribe Crossing the Gate of Grief Populated the Entire World outside of Africa. Today there is 18 miles between the coasts of Djibouti and Yemen across Bab-el-Mandeb also known as the Gate of Grief in Arabic. The Gate of Grief is between the Red Sea, one of the most saline bodies of water in the world and the Gulf of Aden an essential shipping waterway in the world economy. The ancestral origin of humans was possibly located in southern Africa , near the South Africa-Namibia border. By using

Artistic Cheese Making in Africa

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Artistic Cheese Making in Africa Making artisan Kivu cheese in Africa Making artisan Kivu cheese in Africa The green hills of Masisi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo North Kivu province, hides a delicious cheesy secret, Kivu artisan African cheese. Small dairy farms in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa make world famous Kivu cheese by hand. The Democratic Republic of Congo may not be the first country you think of when it comes to cheese making and cheese is not a part of the traditional African diet. In 1970, Italian cheese makers began teaching local farmers the art of cheese making utilizing cows and their milk that are a traditional part of DRC diet.   The history of Kivu cheese making today in the Masisi territory has produced hundreds of small family and company-owned dairy farms employing locals while teaching the fine art of cheese making. African Ndama and Zebi cows along with European Friesians and Brown Swiss cows are the m

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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