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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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How to make green banana sauce for seafood

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How to make a green banana sauce for seafood How to make a green banana sauce for seafood served cold or room temperature recipe from the African Gourmet. Green bananas Although the green banana is simply an unripened yellow banana, it has different uses. Unripe green bananas are used a lot in African and Caribbean cooking. Green bananas are grown and used all over the African continent; seafood green banana sauce is a popular recipe. Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 15 min Total time: 30 min Seafood Green Banana Chutney Ingredients 2 large green bananas ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 cup sugar ½ cup grated coconut 6 dates, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 large tomato, chopped 2 scallions, finely chopped ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 cup water Directions Chop green bananas, add all ingredients together, stir well and simmer 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly pour chutney into canning jars, cool on the counter top. Perfect on s

Can Grapes Grow In Africa

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The origin of planting and growing grapes in North and South Africa is unknown. Grape vines were planted in Mediterranean climates of South Africa around 1650's and North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria produced 60% of the worlds wine until the late 1950's. In North Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria played an important role in the history of wine. Algeria's vinicultural history dates back to its settlement by the Phoenicians and continued under Algeria's rule by the Roman Empire. Winemaking continued in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria until the Muslim conquests of North Africa in the 7th and 8th centuries. The main wine-producing areas in Morocco are located in the Atlas Mountains region, Benslimane and Meknès.  The main wine-producing areas in Algeria is located in the provinces of Aïn Témouchent, Mascara, Mostaganem, Sidi Bel Abbès, and Tlemcen. The main wine-producing areas in Tunisia are located in Arianah, Nabul and Sousse regions. Cabo

Sweet Potato Curry Stew

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Sweet Potato Curry Stew Easy Sweet Potato Curry Stew is just one of hundreds of ways to enjoy the sweet potato. The sweet potato is queen and is not traditionally eaten in Africa, yam is king of crops in West Africa. However, in recent years sweet potatoes and sweet potato recipes are being grown and marketed for their tolerance to drought and easy cooking recipes. Vegetarian Sweet Potato Curry Soup Vegetarian Sweet Potato Curry Soup. Ingredients 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 cups of coconut milk 1 cup of water 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 medium diced ripe tomato 2 tablespoons palm oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 1 hot pepper finely chopped 2 tablespoons sweet curry powder Salt and ground pepper, to taste Directions In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add curry, onion, garlic, ginger, peppers, salt and sauté unti

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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