Egusi Melon is cultivated in portions of West Africa, especially in Western Nigeria, for the food in the seed and as a crop interplanted with maize, cassava. A study of two cultivars of ‘egusi’ melon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsun and Nakai] known as bara and serewe, was undertaken at the. Melon seed (egusi) is a popular food crop in Nigeria and other African countries that comes with lots of health benefits which are vital for children, young and old, .

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Lost Crops of Africa: Some physical properties of karingda [ Citrullus lanatus thumb Mansf.

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There is a crying need for critical studies of how to achieve the greatest productivity. Leaves It is reputed that the young, tender leaves may be cooked and eaten as a potherb. Similar relations were used by BaryehBande et al. Green Vegetable Garnish A tasty side dish that will pimp up your dishes from 0 to in no time!


Currently, a lot of labor and water are required to process the seeds. Ogbono Soup Draw Soup.

Each species is described in a separate chapter, based on information gathered from and verified by a pool of experts throughout the world. Egusi seeds are small and flat.

Seeds should be stored in well sealed container to prevent beetle damage. The protein content compares favorably with that in the most renowned legume seeds. Egusi Recipes Egusi, when ground into powder, is the main ingredient in the following Nigerian soups used in eating fufu meals: It also is added to soups and stews. Generally, two or three seeds are placed in holes about 2 cm deep. This should be done at the beginning of rainy season preferably between Egksi through June. This study was carried out in human breast cancer cell growth.



It is even said eugsi the dry seeds placed on a hot skillet pop like popcorn and come out looking like puffed rice. Mixed Vegetables Jollof Rice. Trials Beyond Africa Most nations now produce cucurbits—notably, watermelon, pumpkin, squash, and melon. Afang Soup Okazi Soup.

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Mechanical properties of the fruit is determined by subjecting the fruit to loading in different orientations and crushed between the swindles of a Texture Profile Analyzer TPAwith load cell of 30 kg at test speed of 2 mm sec -1 until breakage of the fruit was achieved. These results are summarized in Table 1. Horticultural Development Like vegetables highlighted in other chapters, egusi presents agronomists, plant pathologists, crop breeders, and more with the chance to confront a new crop, to apply first principles, and to develop a baseline of technical knowledge that presently does not exist.

It is also an excellent source of nutritional minerals and evusi such as carbohydrate, protein, fat, zinc, vitamin B1 Thiaminedietary fibre, sulphur, magnesium, vitamins B2 Riboflavinniacin and manganese.


There is, he says, no change in the color or texture of the resulting egusi flour. Top 10 Kitchen Tools. The pulp of the watermelon fruit, however, is sweet and edible while the Egusi Melon has bitter and inedible fruit mlon. Exactly how much is sold is unknown, but as far back as the s Nigeria was annually producing 73, tons. Similar reports were made by Baumler et al.

Vegetable and Shrimp Sauce. Mass was in the range of Altitude Watermelons grow well up to 1, m in the subtropics, and may reach 1, m above sea level at tropical latitudes. Properties such as length, thickness, width, mass and derivatives like arithmetic and geometric mean diameters, surface area, aspect ratio and sphericity were deduced from them. Newly harvested melon seeds are not the best for preparing Egusi Soups because they are not so dry yet and may cause indigestion.

In particular, a machine that facilitates the laborious extraction of egusi kernels will increase production almost beyond measure. Physical properties of cactus pear Opuntia ficus India L.