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31 Mar
Until now, several studies had shown that regular intake of okra soup could provide novel ‘cure’ for diabetes, breast and prostate cancers, stomach disorders, prolonged labour during childbirth...
7 Nov 2019
Until now, researchers have demonstrated that regular intake of okra soup could provide novel ‘cure’ for diabetes, breast and prostate cancers, stomach ulcers and disorders, prolonged labour during childbirth and iodine deficiency. However, okra may not be very good for males who are still producing children especially those that have previously had infertility problems. But…
13 Jun 2019
We always hear about the importance of adhering to a well-balanced healthy diet; the healthy eating mantra is quite ubiquitous. But the reality is that not everyone is in tune with what constitutes healthy eating. When you think about your food choices over the past twenty-four hours, are you actually able to identify foods which…
6 Apr 2019
Okra is quite a popular, staple vegetable in Nigeria. Asides from it’s many nutritional benefits, it can be used to make some of the easiest...
1 Nov 2018
Dr Abayomi Olaniyan is the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan. He has over 30 years of experience in agricultural/horticultural research. He talks with the Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA, on challenges of agriculture-based research institutes. He says vegetable farming has the potential to lucratively employ youths, provide sustainable…
29 Jul 2017
Okra, though very nutritious, can lead to infertility in men of reproductive age, Dr Ochuko Erikainure, a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, has warned.
23 Jun 2016
Researchers have the first time, confirmed that Abelmoschus esculentus peel and seed possess blood glucose normalization and lipid profiles lowering action in diabetic condition.

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