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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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Palm oil gives a unique flavor to Rice and Beans

African classic recipe palm oil flavor Rice and Beans.

Spicy Palm Oil Rice and Beans Recipe. Rice and beans is an African food staple; it makes the most of basic pantry ingredients, rice and beans
Spicy Palm Oil Rice and Beans Recipe

Palm oil rice and beans is an West African food staple.

Palm oil rice and beans makes the most of basic pantry ingredients, rice, and beans, a one-pot vegetarian meal that is full of flavor.
 
Spicy Palm Oil Rice and Beans Recipe.

Ingredients

1 cup rice, rinsed
2 tablespoons palm oil
1½ cups corn
1 onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 hot pepper, chopped
2 cups cooked kidney beans
2 cups vegetable broth
2 tomatoes, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
5 scallions, sliced thin
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until kernels begin to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. 

Transfer corn to bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Add 1 tablespoon oil, onion, and salt to now-empty skillet and cook over medium-high heat until softened, about 5 minutes. 

Stir in garlic about 30 seconds. 

Stir in tomatoes, scallions, beans, broth, and rice and bring to simmer. 

Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender about 15 minutes.


Learn exactly what is palm oil.
The palm oil tree is indigenous to West Africa, naturally occurring along the 300-mile coastline strip from the Gambia to Angola. Palm oil manufacturing in West Africa has two elementary types. 

The first, palm oil growing in wild grooves and second palm oil groves that are planted on plantations and small farms. 

Sustainability in the palm oil industry and emphasizing that producers only source palm oil has been produced in an ecological way is a major issue in the industry. 

Palm oil is produced in countries in which there are large percentages of the world’s rain forests.

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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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