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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The results of the study show that the ethanolic extract of Citrullus colocynthis L.


Similar works have been reported on the physical properties of fruits such as plum Ertekin et al. Egusi Melon is relatively disease free in its native regions. This mixture could be used successfully egsi an infant food supplement if neither the mother nor cattle could provide adequate milk. They are cultivated during the beginning of the rainy season, in the months meloon April through June and harvested at the onset of the fgusi season, in the months of October through December.

This is how egusi is produced in the Transition Zone located between the dry savannas and the humid coastal area. Sometimes it is grown in unused places around the fields, such as banks and bunds. It is also peddled over the Internet, and apparently very successfully; search engines turn up scores of online egusi dealers.


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Egusi – Wikipedia

Investigating bitter melon seed oil as potential biodiesel feedstock. Plantain Moi Moi Ukpo Ogede. In one analysis the highest mineral component was phosphorus, followed by potassium, magnesium, manganese, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc. They are then washed to remove any remaining pulp fragments and allowed to mekon in the sun.

In Brussels it is sold under the Congolese name, mbika.

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Some are soaked, fermented, boiled, and wrapped in leaves to form a favorite food seasoning. All these seeds come from cucurbit species family Cucurbitaceae and all have high oil and protein contents. Developing appropriate technologies or tools eggusi do more than almost anything to boost this crop. Despite its widespread importance as food, little nutritional detail is readily available to an international readership.

Certain beetles can ruin the whole harvest. Groundnut Soup Peanut Soup. The mlon need to be dehulled before use as food.

Botanically speaking, egusi-ito is a monoecious, partially drought-resistant curcurbit. O Ohijeagbon, and H. The results suggest that egusi seeds have good potential for fortifying both traditional and modern food formulations.

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Peak inhibition was observed in prostaglandin E1-induced paw oedema. How to Convert Dry Bitter leaves to fresh. These dimensions are important in machine design and transportation or fruit sorting, as discussed by Rafiee et al. The Citrullus colocynthis extract significantly lowered the formation of granuloma tissue in chronic inflammation model.

There is, he says, no change in the color or texture of the resulting egusi flour. Egusi Soup Caking Method Ground Egusi melon seeds are used to prepare this Nigerian soup recipe with an intercontinental taste. The plant is even less well known, it grows in wetter, more humid locations, and is a climber that is often grown up over the roofs of village houses.

The biological indices of its protein quality have been described as: In the late s, the Canadian government funded mflon project intended to develop a machine to help Cameroonians shell egusi seeds.

Another important parameter is the packaging coefficient. Yam Porridge or Asaro. The seeds are then dried and the light brown husks removed by hand or mechanically. How to Make Nigerian Cake. Lost Crops of Africa: