The Benefits of Berries and Agro-Processing Part 3

The Benefits of Berries and Agro-Processing Part 3

Berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat and is considered as top sources of potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and K, fibre, prebiotics carbohydrates, anthocyanins, disease-fighting nutrients, and minerals. They may also assist in reducing the risk of many age-related conditions. Frozen berries have the same health benefits as the fresh product. In the third article…

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A Potential Source of Food and Nutrition Security

Ensete Plant

Enset (Ensete ventricosum) is a large perennial monocarpic herbaceous plant, similar in form and appearance to banana (Musa spp). Referred to as wildepiesang in Afrikaans, motholo in Sepedi and mulala in Tshivenda, enset consist of a pseudostem of overlapping sheaths, large paddle-shaped leaves and produces a massive pendulous inflorescence with banana-like fruits which are inedible.…

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Protecting natural springs and seepages

Protecting natural springs and seepages

Springs occur where the water table within an aquifer meets a valley slope resulting in a slow flow of water emerging from the ground . Most springs occur as a slow, modest trickle of water, but greater discharge volumes do occur where artesian springs flow upwards to the ground surface under pressure, usually resulting in…

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South Africa’s winter rainfall zone and its future outlook

South Africa’s winter rainfall zone and its future outlook

September typically marks the end of South Africa’s winter rainfall season, which generally starts in April and is uniquely experienced across the country’s southwestern Cape and western coast, a region referred to as the winter rainfall zone. Much of this winter period rainfall is produced by cold front arms of mid-latitude cyclones deriving moisture from…

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NAMPO Cape 2022: Times of Change

Nampo Cape 2022

From 14-17 September 2022, all roads lead to Bredasdorp again for the annual NAMPO Cape Expo at Bredasdorp Park. Visitors to NAMPO Cape 2022 can look forward to: More than 500 exhibitors BKB Merino Classic National Championships Nation in Conversation discussions of current topics Nedbank Flora flower arrangements Agricultural trials and demonstrations Elim Fynbos exhibition…

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