Bambara Groundnut

Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) is indigenous to west central Africa. Most of its current production is in Africa, but the plant is also cultivated in India, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Central and South America. The plant has an interesting growth habit in that after pollination, the developing pod and seeds are pushed into the ground, where they grow until full maturity. Plants are typically uprooted at harvest to collect the seeds and pods; because of this subterranean growth, they have acquired the common name groundnut. Mature seeds are boiled and consumed as a cooked seed, prepared as porridge, or milled into a flour to form cakes. Immature seeds are also harvested and cooked as a fresh vegetable.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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