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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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Four most effective medicinal plants to grow in your garden

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Amaranth, Calendulas, dandelions and stinging nettles are the 4 most effective plants used in herbal remedies throughout Africa to grow in your home or neighborhood garden. Four most effective African medicinal plants to grow in your garden. Harvest these 4 natural herbal remedies for simple, homegrown medicine. Stinging Nettles are easy to grow; the root is also used for joint ailments, as a diuretic, and as an astringent. Stinging nettle above ground parts are used for anemia, poor circulation, urinary tract infections, allergies, kidney stones or as a general tonic.  In foods, young stinging nettle leaves are eaten as a cooked vegetable. Do not forget to wear gloves when harvesting. Nettles have a harmless but unpleasant sting, if brushed. Stinging nettle leaf has a long history of use. It was used primarily as a diuretic and laxative in ancient Greek times. Amaranth is a broad-leafed, bushy plant that grows about six feet tall. Tanzanian Mchicha amaranth healing African green tea

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

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Sweet Milk Pudding The local porridge or pudding for the foodie in Senegal is called sombi sweet milk pudding. Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture What is Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding? · Sombi is a popular sweet milk pudding food dish with the Senegalese communities of the Toucouleur, Wollof, and Jakhanke. ·Sombi Sweet Milk Rice Pudding is usually eaten at breakfast, but sometimes as dinner because it is light and very easy to digest. ·Sombi is one of the easiest dishes to prepare and can be made from rice, millet or finely crushed corn.  · Another variant of the sombi is prepared from local red rice; this recipe of sombi is especially prepared for the occasion of the wedding ceremonies. Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Rice Pudding Ingredients - 2 cups cooked brown rice 2 cups buttermilk ½ cup white sugar ½ teaspoon salt Directions - Add

Breadfruit Buttermilk Honey Cake Recipe

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Breadfruit Cake Recipe After learning all about breadfruit make a very simple frosted breadfruit honey cake recipe anyone can make. There are as many ways to cook breadfruit but a few breadfruit basics are important for making breadfruit recipes. Follow these basic breadfruit usage tips any time you prepare your fresh breadfruit. Easy Breadfruit Recipe Frosted Breadfruit Buttermilk Honey Cake Recipe Breadfruit is a multipurpose tree and all parts of the tree are used. The leaves of the breadfruit trees are used as fans sandpaper for fine woodwork, to wrap foods, and as plates. Breadfruit is cooked and eaten green, mature or ripe. Do not overcook or breadfruit will become mushy and waterlogged. Breadfruit Basics Wash Washing breadfruit before cooking removes sap. Breadfruit contains a small amount of white sap, which can stick to knives, pots and steamers. If fruit oozes sap upon cutting, a piece of cardboard placed over the cutting board keeps it clean. Utensils resist

Liver Lovers Recipe

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Kibda Iskandaraniya Egyptian Liver recipe is a popular street food and homemade meal food dish made in Egyptian households. Follow these step-by-step directions for our Kibda Iskandaraniya Egyptian Liver Recipe. Kibda Iskandaraniya Egyptian Liver recipe Kibda Iskandaraniya Egyptian Liver Recipe Ingredients: 1/3 cup cooking oil 1 pound calf’s liver, chopped 6 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 medium red tomatoes, diced 1 chili pepper, seeded and chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder 1/4 teaspoon cloves powder 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder Juice of one lemon Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a large frying pan with a lid, over high heat, heat the oil add liver. Stir-fry liver 3 minutes or it until it changes color. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover cook over medium low

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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