EGUSI MELON PDF

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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12 KEY BENEFITS OF EGUSI MELON (CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS)

Its oil is considered superior to that of peanut, and it sells for higher prices in the market. As already mentioned, that flour enriches and thickens soups as well as other foods. Despite its promise for the food industry, it is the small-scale, subsistence use that most concerns us here. It is known by various names such as bitter cucumber, pumpkin seeds, egusi melon, vine of Sodom plant, wild gourd, bitter apple, colocynth or desert gourd.

Excessive rainfall and relative humidity reduce flowering, and encourage development of leaf diseases. It is, for instance, available either whole or in flour form wherever African food is sold…notably in Europe and the United States.

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Although it is not a legume, the crop should be at least tested in programs that use legumes.

12 KEY BENEFITS OF EGUSI MELON (CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS)

Exactly how much is sold is unknown, but as far back as the s Nigeria was annually producing 73, tons. Seed of the gourds Lagenaria sicceraria and Telfairia occidentalis are also consumed as egusi. Surface area of the sample fruits was in the range Soil Not unexpectedly, egusi yields are best on eguis humus-rich loose soil.

The vines then wither and die. Well, my favourite still remains the ogbono soup!

The spongy white pulp sgusi several melon seeds that are mostly used for culinary purposes. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal; 6 Kilishi Nigerian Beef Jerky.

The whole seeds are dry-roasted and consumed as a snack. It is a good source of amino acid s such as arginine, vitamins B1, Vitamins B2, mdlon, tryptophan and methionine and minerals such as zinc, iron, potassium, phosphorus, sulphur, manganese, calcium, lead, chloride and magnesium Onyeike and Acheru Maximum length, width, thickness and mass of samples were Ugba Spicy Shredded Oil Bean. In drier and more barren locations the yield averages two fruits per plant.

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Egusi fruits compared to bergamot as in Rafiee et al. They break open the fruits with a hard stick and lay the pieces on the soil pulp-side down.

Extract Cassava Fufu from Cassava Tubers. The seed oil may be extracted for use in cooking. Synonyms The disagreement on egusi nomenclature is such that the botanical name is variously given as:. The fruit may be up to melkn cm long and 10 cm in diameter.

EGUSI MELON

Though the watermelon seeds are non-edible, the protein-rich egusi seeds are edible and remains the most used part of the Colocynthis Citrullus plant. Egusi Melon seeds are larger than watermelon seeds, and they are light colored.

Egusi Melon plants closely resemble watermelon plants; both have a non climbing creeping habit and deeply cut lobed leaves. Lost Crops of Africa: Investigating bitter melon seed oil as potential biodiesel feedstock.