Drying methods for vegetables and fruit – getting more from your produce

Drying is one of the oldest, easiest and cheapest methods of preserving food. Several fruits, vegetables and herbs can be stored this way with great success for later use in soup, stews and puddings. Fruit and vegetables that are dried and stored carefully retain most of their nutritional value. As…

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Soybean shortage hits Zimbabwean food processing industry

Local media reports that a serious shortage of soybean in Zimbabwe has led to a drop in production in the food processing industry. According to reports, the shortage led to an increase in the price of cooking oil, stock feed and other products. Zimbabwe’s Sunday Mail reports that the development…

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IFAJ Monday Sessions – Africa not only bad news

The International Association of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) annual congress is underway with South Africa as host. Influential speakers addressed journalists yesterday. Here is a summary of their comments: Africa is not only a continent of bad news, but is also known for its ability and talent to produce food, says…

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Preserving for later – dry your own chillies

Chillies are a very versatile vegetable which adds flavour to many dishes. It has several health benefits and can e.g. help relieve problems with blood pressure. Chilies also contain several antioxidants and capsaicin. Chillies are very easy to grow. When harvest time is over, you can dry it to enjoy…

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