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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.

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Making African Food Vegetable Spicy Peanut Sauce

In regions of Zambia, the peanut plays an important role both as income and food crop.


Broccoli and Red Peppers with Spicy Peanut Sauce recipe can be whipped up in an instant
Making African Food Vegetable Spicy Peanut Sauce

Making African Food Vegetable Spicy Peanut Sauce


Ingredients
3 cups broccoli florets
1 thinly sliced red bell pepper
1 chopped hot pepper (optional)
¼ cup vegetable stock
¼ cup water
¼ cup smooth peanut butter
2 teaspoons minced garlic cloves

Directions
Whisk water, peanut butter, and garlic cloves together in bowl. Add broccoli, red bell pepper, and vegetable stock in large pot covered, over high heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sauce to pot and simmer over medium-high heat until thickened, about 30 seconds. Return vegetables to pot and cook until well coated, about 30 seconds. Serve warm over rice.

About Peanuts in Africa

Cooking in Zambia Africa
Cooking in Zambia Africa


Despite its beauty, the poverty rate in Zambia is around 27 percent, most people living off $1.25 per day. Zambia is home to seventy various ethnic groups. Small family farms and subsistence farming accounts for around 80 percent of Zambia's agricultural areas.

Pumpkins and peanuts grow abundantly in the African country of Zambia and are an economical source of nutrient-dense food. What is nutrient density? It is a measure of the nutrients provided per calorie of food or the ratio of nutrients to calories.

Foods that supply generous amounts of one or more nutrients compared to the number of calories they supply are called nutrient-dense. Peanuts have a high nutrient density because they provide protein and many vitamins and minerals in a proportion of their calories.

Nutrient-dense foods are full of the nutrients that a body needs to thrive. In Zambia, peanuts are worth more than peanuts in rural farmlands the peanut is an ideal crop to grow, especially for women. Women are increasingly farming fallow lands with drought-tolerant peanut varieties in order to produce products to sell, such as cakes, oils and peanut butter in local markets.

Over half of the peanuts harvested worldwide are crushed for oil; peanuts produced in developing regions of Zambia are sold in local markets to earn a living for their families. Peanuts are a vital income-producing crop to Zambian African women.. Earning higher profits from the nutrient-dense peanut means stronger families for Zambia and ultimately Africa as a whole.

Recipe Alert

Easy peanut butter coconut milk rice porridge recipe deliciously uses healthy peanuts.


African food recipes are easy to make at home.

Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

1 cup cooked rice
¼ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup of coconut milk

Directions

In a medium saucepan over medium heat add milk, honey, and peanut butter mixing well. Stir in rice and peanuts, top with your favorite fruit and serve warm.
Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia has a population of about 13.5 million people and is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Zambia is located in Eastern Africa and its capital is Lusaka. Zambia and Zimbabwe borders meet at one of the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls, and one of the largest man-made lakes, Lake Kariba.

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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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