​A Need for WholeGrain Meal Businesses in Nigeria

The current Nigerian market for cereal meal is largely dominated by single grain products. The increasing awareness of the exceptional nutritive benefits and advantages of cereals of African origin and whole-grain cereal due to promotions and awareness campaigns on them by governments and NGOs, and the increasing consumption of packaged food by Nigerians have created… Read More ​A Need for WholeGrain Meal Businesses in Nigeria

Why You Cannot Find Akara (Beans Ball) or Masa (Rice Cake) in Shoprite or Any Supermarket

Have you ever thought of going into a convenience store or a supermarket to buy akara? Do not even think about it! Nigerians will agree with me that it is a stupid thing to do. Well, if you decide to go ahead still, what you will find is “cheese balls” instead of akara (beans ball).… Read More Why You Cannot Find Akara (Beans Ball) or Masa (Rice Cake) in Shoprite or Any Supermarket

Production of Butter From shea Trees in West Africa Pushed Back 1,000 Years

University of Oregon anthropologists have pushed back the history of harvesting shea trees in West Africa by more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed. Evidence for earlier use of the wild trees dating to A.D. 100 — reported in the March issue of the Journal of Ethnobiology — surfaced from excavations at the well-preserved archaeological site… Read More Production of Butter From shea Trees in West Africa Pushed Back 1,000 Years