Pineapples Facts

Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit that have been celebrated for centuries not only for their distinct and unique taste, but also for their seemingly miraculous health benefits. Their health and medicinal benefits include their ability to improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, improve heart health, fight off infections and parasites, improve the immune system and increase circulation.
Pineapples are eaten fresh, juiced, cooked and preserved, and their leaves are even used for wallpaper and ceiling insulation. They belong to the Bromeliaceae family and are actually a composite fruit made of coalesced berries that grow at the crown of a fruiting tree.
Historically, the most significant grower of pineapples was Hawaii, but they are now cultivated in large quantities in Brazil, the Philippines, and Costa Rica. That being said, the fruit…

How to Make simple Healthy Sandwich

Ingredients·2 slices of white bread ·2 Lettuce leaves ·1 tbsp. Mayonnaise ·1 Cheese slices ·1 Bacon slices ·1 fresh plum Tomato
Directions 1.Toast the bread in a toaster 2.Rinse and place the bacon on an empty pan also. Do not add oil to it as bacon is really fatty and the oil which would be released from the fried bacon would be more than enough to cook it on both sides. 3.Cut up the tomato into thin slices, rinse the lettuce and set the cheese aside 4.On a clean flat surface, arrange 2 bread slices in a row. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise over 1 side of each bread slice. For the first slice of bread, place the lettuce, some slices of tomatoes and cheese then top with the bacon and more lettuce, then cover with the final bread slice. Place the mayonnaise side down.
5.Serve with hot or cold beverage.

How to Make Nigerian Nkwobi

Ingredients·2 kg Cow leg (cut into sizable pieces) ·2 Seasoning cubes ·2 Ehuru seeds ·1 cup Cooking palm oil ·1 small sized Edible Potash (akaun/ kanwa) ·2 tbsp. Ground crayfish ·2 Fresh red scotch bonnet pepper/ 2 tbsp. Ground chili pepper ·Salt (To taste) ·1 cup Ugba For Dressing·A medium sized Onion ·5 Utazi leaves
Prepare the Ingredients 1.Wash the cow leg thoroughly and place in a pot. Add some chopped onion, Seasoning cubes and cook till Soft. Make sure the liquid left in the pot is minimal and concentrated to ensure the seasoning gets into the bone meat. Cow leg takes a very long time to cook. If you have a pressure cooker, you could use it to save time and Gas.  -Set this aside. 2.Ehuru/Ehu seeds: This is what gives the dish its authentic local flavor. Pound roasted peeled seeds and set aside 3.Potash: This is ingredient makes the palm oil Curdle and change color. To prepare, place the powdered potash in a bowl. Add some water and stir. What you need is the liquid and not the res…

How to Make Jellof Rice

Ingredients:·4 cups of rice ·5 medium size fresh tomatoes (blended or sliced) ·5 fresh pepper (blended) ·2 medium size onion (sliced) ·1 medium sized ginger (peeled and blended) ·1 tbsp. garlic powder ·1 tbsp. thyme ·2 tbsp. curry ·1 small tomato paste ·4 cooking spoons of vegetable oil ·4 seasoning cubes ·Salt to taste ·Bay leaf (optional)
Step 1 Cook the meat and set aside ·You need meat stock gotten from chicken/turkey/beef for cooking. ·Use the vegetable oil used for frying your meat for the cooking. It gives more taste to the rice. Step 2 ·Boil hot water in a separate pot, pour it into the uncooked rice in a bowl. Cover and leave for 5 minutes and wash with cold water. Drain in a sieve and set aside. Step 3:·In a preheated pot, pour in the vegetable oil. Add the sliced onions and stir, gently add the sliced tomatoes, pepper. Stir fry for 5 minutes. You will notice that the vegetable oil is coming to the top. Add the tin tomato paste and stir fry some more until the vegetable oil separates f…

How to Make Banana Bread

Ingredients·1 1/2 cups (210 grams) all-purpose flour ·1 teaspoon baking soda ·1/2 teaspoon salt ·3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon ·3 medium bananas (heavily ripe or even black bananas are best) ·1/2 cup (113 grams or 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled ·3/4 cup (150 grams) packed light brown sugar ·2 large eggs, lightly beaten ·1 teaspoon vanilla extract ·1/2 cup (50 grams) walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped, optional Directions  Step 1·Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F. Step 2 - make mixture·Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together, set aside. ·In a medium bowl, mash bananas into a chunky paste. Whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla into the bananas until blended. ·Use a larger bowl to combine all the ingredients, mix and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, stirring gently until they disappear and the batter is smooth. Stir in nuts. Step 3 - Bake Banana Bread·Pour batter into the pan (well-greased pan with butter) an…

Plum Smoothie

Ingredients ·5 fresh plums ·1 frozen ripe banana ·2 dates ·1 tsp grated ginger ··1/2 oats
·2 cups milk

Directions: 1.Blend all ingredients in the blender 2.Process until smooth 3.Serve chilled  Health Benefits of Plums 1.  Great for Relieving constipation and digestive problems. Filled with dietary fiber, sorbitol and isatin.
2.  Protects your heart. A medium fresh plum contains 113 mg of potassium that helps manage high blood pressure and reduce your risk of stroke.
3. Protect against cancer and cell damage. Cleans up harmful free radicals thanks to anthocyanins, the reddish-blue pigment in some plums.
4.  Prevent diabetes. Plums have a low glycemic index, so eating plums can help you control your blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes according to the Dietitians of Canada.
5. Improves bone he

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients 1.1 ripe mango 2.1/3 pineapple 3.1/2 cup orange juice
Directions·Place mango, pineapple and orange juice in a blender. ·Blend until smooth. ·Divide into 2 glasses and serve chilled
Health Benefits of Pineapple Contrary to popular belief, pineapples, which came to be known as such because of their resemblance to pine-cones, did not originate in Hawaii. Christopher Columbus brought pineapples back to Europe after one of his expeditions to South America, where they are believed to have originated from. Pineapples became known as an extravagant and exotic fruit, served only at the most lavish of banquets.
Today, pineapple can be commonly found in any grocery store and in many homes all-around the world. In the world, pineapple is not only valued for its sweet taste - it has been used for centuries to treat digestion problems and inflammation.
Age-related macular degeneration: A higher intake of all fruits (3 or more servings per day) has also been shown to decrease risk of and p…