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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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Chickpea Spinach Curry for Breakfast

Chickpea Spinach Curry for Breakfast
Chickpea Spinach Curry the fastest way to make a quick healthy curry meal. Using canned and fresh vegetables and spices, this easy vegetable curry recipe will be ready in as little as 15 minutes from start to finish.
Chickpea curry breakfast
Chickpea curry breakfast

Chickpea Spinach Curry for Breakfast


Ingredients
2 cans chickpeas or garbanzo beans
4 cups fresh spinach
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 handful fresh coriander, chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper powder
Salt to taste

Directions
Drain the chickpeas from the cans and set aside. In large lidded pot heat oil on medium high heat, add spices and chickpeas. Cover and heat for about 5 minutes. Turn the heat off, stir the spinach and serve with eggs and soft bread.

Chickpea Spinach Curry Recipe

Chickpea Spinach Curry Recipe

Did you know?
Chickpeas also called garbanzos are a traditional food staple of Africa, the chickpea is the world's second most widely grown legume after the soybean. Chickpeas are a rich and cheap source of protein for billions of people around the world. Chickpeas are classified into desi chickpea and kabuli chickpea. Grains of desi chickpea are small in size, light to dark brown in color, and have a thick seed coat. Grains of kabuli chickpea are bigger in size, have a whitish-cream color and thin seed coat. The desi type however, is more widely used as it accounts for nearly 80 percent of global chickpea production.

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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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