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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.

Coconut mint water instead of drinking soda

Coconut mint flavored water
Coconut mint flavored water.

Easily make coconut mint flavored water or mix and match your favorite fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.


The body substantially benefits from us drinking at least 8 cups of water per day. Drinking water may seem like a no brainier but drinking water before each meal can have an effect on the number of calories you eat at each meal.

If you are of the belief that drinking water is a punishment then favor your own water with natural fruits, vegetables, and herbs such as mint. Below is an easy recipe for naturally flavored mint water. You will fall in love making water infusions because of all the different combinations that you can make.

Mint Infused Herb Water

Let's make coconut herb-infused water today instead of drinking soda.


Our recipe at Chic African Culture is perfect for those of you that do not love drinking water. Which is sad because water is best and keeps you healthy. Coconut mint water infusion is very easy to make all you need is a Mason jar, fresh water, fresh coconut slices and fresh mint. Easily make coconut herb flavored water or mix and match your favorite fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.

Let them rest for a few hours before drinking or for maximum water mint infusion make the night before and then when you wake up in the morning you have delicious coconut mint infused water in the fridge waiting for you.

African food recipes are easy to make at home.

Recipe Coconut Mint Infused Herb Water.

Ingredients
1 gallon of purified water
1 cup fresh coconut cut into small pieces
2 handfuls of chopped mint

Directions
Place all ingredients in a pitcher. Chill overnight.

Coconut herb-infused water
Coconut mint-infused water.
Be sure to wash your herbs before mixing in with your water. Add ice and shake to help crush the cells of the leaves to release the natural oils.


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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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