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Onions: Sharing is caring!

Onions had historic engagements in many points of our civilization. For instance, it played a surprising role in the Olympics. In the first century, the Greek physician Dioscorides advocated a diverse array of medicinal uses of onions. Before competitions, Greek athletes in the Olympic Games fortified themselves by eating pounds »

Tips: Onion

Did you know that crying can be minimized by cutting onions under the cold running water or splashing a little white vinegar on the cutting board? Here are some more tips with a cautionary note in the end; • Sliced onion can soothe insect bites and burns on the skin due »

Onion Facts: Believe it or not!

Onions are eaten and grown in more countries than any other vegetable, with at least 175 countries producing an onion crop. And unlike wheat (the largest global crop by area harvested), the onion is a staple of every major cuisine. Here are some more amazing facts about onion: • In the »

Banana Bonanza: Sharing is caring!

More than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year in the world, making them the fourth most popular agricultural product. Some cultures (most notably Japan) use the fiber in the banana plant to make fabric and sometimes even paper. In Cairo, you can buy papyrus from market stalls which are »

Banana Tips

There are several proven health and nutritional benefits of Banana. Here are some handy tips: • Bananas are low in calories and have no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol. They contain vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. • Bananas may be considered a mood enhancer because it contains the amino acid, tryptophan, »

Banana Facts: Believe it or not!

While Banana is classified as a berry, strawberry is not! The following facts may even surprise you more: • Bananas float in water because they are less dense in comparison. • Bananas grow on plants that are officially considered an herb. • A monkey peels a banana upside down when compared to our »

Chocolate Tips

There are several proven health and nutritional benefits of chocolates. Here are a few tips on that with a cautionary note at the end. • Chocolates are known to be stress-busters, relaxants and aphrodisiacs. • Studies have demonstrated that one of the major saturated fats in chocolate does not raise cholesterol like »

Chocolate: Believe it or not!

Although it is really hard to find someone who doesn’t like chocolates, there are certain facts about it which are surprisingly unknown to many of us: • It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate. So, it comes from a fruit tree and is made from a »

Inclusion Body Hepatitis (IBH): An Emerging Poultry Disease in Bangladesh

Introduction: Poultry farming is contributing to the growth of the national economy and it is now considered as an important sector in creating both direct and indirect employment opportunities, improving food security and nutrition, as well as contributing to the country’s economic growth and reducing poverty in this country. »

Ginger: Sharing is caring!

Gingerbread refers to a broad category of baked goods. Typically they are flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses. On the other hand, a gingerbread man is a biscuit or cookie made of gingerbread, usually in the shape of a stylized human, although »

Ginger Tips

South-East Asian, Chinese, and Indian cultures savor the fresh ginger root in savory dishes whilst western cuisine traditionally used ginger in sweets and cakes. However, here are a few tips regarding ginger for health and nutritional benefits: • Ginger contains a diverse array of many important vitamins and minerals. It also »