Month: October 2016

Pics: See All That Happened At WORLD FOOD DAY 2016

Saturday 15th October, 2016 was a remarkable day for Gourmet Guide on Unilag Radio as we all gathered at the UNILAG Chapel hall to mark the annual World Food Day…. the Nigerian Way! 


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Coconuts in Nigeria!


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Sweet potatoes in Uganda!

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Millions of children across Africa are said to be suffering from malnutrition!

And  one way to tackle menace is the introduction of  a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda.

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Nut that gave Coca cola its names!


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You may have heard that Coca-Cola once contained an ingredient capable of sparking particular devotion in consumers: cocaine.

The “coca” in the name referred to the extracts of coca leaf that the drink’s originator, Atlanta chemist John Pemberton, mixed with his sugary syrup.

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Eating Chilling Pepper!


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The delicious burn of a really good curry or salsa or Sichuanese hot pot – that fiery goodness that makes you sweat and flush – is for many people one of life’s great pleasures. The search for the most profound scorch is a hobby of sorts, perhaps even an obsession.

And hot-hunters are safe in the knowledge that although capsaicin, the spicy molecule in hot peppers, is activating receptors in pain neurons in their mouths, it’s not really causing any damage.

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wfd 2016

Gourmet guide on Unilag Radio 103.1FM invites YOU to its annual world food day celebration, food/agric fair and seminar.

Date: October  15th, 2016.

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World Health Organisation and “sugar tax” on soft drinks!

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has added its support to countries which place a “sugar tax” on soft drinks. A new report from the body found that raising prices by 20% or more results in lower consumption and “improved nutrition”.

This is according to the BBC, which noted that the global health group has previously advised a lower sugar intake, but stopped short of backing tax measures. Several countries, including Mexico and Hungary, already tax added sugar products.

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Sweet potato Vitamin A research wins World Food Prize!


Four scientists have been reportedly  awarded the 2016 World Food Prize for enriching sweet potatoes, which resulted in health benefits for millions of people. They won the prize for “the single most example of biofortification”, resulting in Vitamin A-boosted crops.

This is according to the BBC which noted that since 1986, the World Food Prize aims to recognise efforts to increase the quality and quantity of available food.

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Quelea birds and grasshoppers destroy farm produce in twelve villages in Sokoto State!

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Quelea birds and grasshoppers have reportedly destroyed farm produce worth millions of naira in twelve villages of Illela Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

This is according to  the Chairman of the council Abdullahi Haruna.

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Guava and Sugarcane in Cuba!

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Nowhere in Cuba are the effects of the continuing US economic embargo more apparent than the countryside, where farming cooperatives rely on outdated tools and processing plants can’t obtain spare parts, Will Grant reports.

This is according to the BBC which stated that Cubans are renowned for their sweet tooth.

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