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Eru (Gnetum africanum) Propagation and production in Bimbia, Limbe, and some of its Health Benefits

Eru Farming in #Bimbia, Limbe, Cameroon

It was an interesting moment meeting the innovative Woman ( A Farmer) madam Celine who is a Guru in #Eru Propagation and Farming

Her Internationality and Consistency lead her to this beautiful Eru farm

As a Farmer, if you must Win in the Sector as Dr. Joybert will say you must be Intentional and consistent.

Eru Farming is good because it contributes greatly to food and nutritional security.

Here are some # Health And # Nutritional importance of Eru Farming

Eru is the dark green leaf of a creeping plant, which belongs to the family of vines and grows in shades. It is widespread and used in soups in Cameroon, Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its local names are Eru or Kok in Cameroon, Okasie or Afang in Nigeria, Koko in Gabon, Central Africa Republic and Angola; and Fumbua in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Eru is scientifically called Gnetum africanum.

The health benefits of Eru stem from its high protein, water as well as fat-soluble vitamins, mineral, fiber, and antioxidant content. Eru is low in energy. Eru has hypoglycemic action for the reasons mentioned below, thus its use in the traditional management of Diabetes mellitus.

Vitamin B2 (#Riboflavin) in Eru helps improve energy levels by facilitating carbohydrate metabolism. Vit B2 is also said to help against migraine attacks.

Vitamin B3 (#Niacin) in Eru increases blood flow in the body. It thus helps against stiffness and pain caused by arthritis and improves cardiovascular health. It also helps lower blood lipid levels (cholesterol and triglycerides).

#Vitamin E (Tocopherol) in #Eru is a powerful antioxidant that protects the red blood cell from hemolysis and boosts the immune response.

Chou Denis,

Project Coordinator Sustain Afric


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Karl Diomo
Karl Diomo
Sep 23, 2022

Good write up, we'll need practice sessions as well

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