Did you know that the lack of clarity in how sweet potatoes arrived to the Pacific islands from Central and South America still puzzles scientists today?.
Scientists have recently sequenced DNA from sweet potatoes grown across the Pacific.
Did you know that the sorrel plant is also cultivated for the production of bast fiber from its stem? The fiber can be used in making cordage for burlap.
In India, it is primarily cultivated for its bast fibers. But has also been used in folk medicine as a diuretic and mild laxative. The leaves are mixed with green chillies, salt and some garlic to prepare a chutney which is served with sorghum or millet made as a flat bread. This is eaten by farmers as breakfast to start their day. The leaves
Did you know that the shell from the ackee fruit has been used as soap?
There are so many hidden gems to this often under looked fruit!. But I get it!, it only happens to be poisonous for most of its life cycle and it is only edible when it naturally ripens and opens its exuberant shell to unveil these 3 mysterious shinning black seeds. Timing is crucial
Did you know that okra is technically a fruit?.
There is mixed feelings when it comes to okra, some people love it and some hate it. On what side do you stand?
In this new series, I am going to introduce to you the benefits and hidden blessings of the amazing gifts given to us in nature.