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Fermented Foods: The Basis and Benefits

by Bunmi Ogah Fermentation could be described as a process in which microorganisms change the sensory and functional properties of a food to produce an end product that is desirable to the consumer. Although, the end product might not be palatable if the wrong microorganisms contaminate and subsequently ‘ferment’ the food, fermentation id generally regarded …

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Being An Actuary: Understanding An Unknown Business Profession (Part 1-3)

By Bunmi Ojo What or who is an actuary? An actuary is a business professional who analyzes the financial consequences of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those of concern to insurance and pension programs. Actuaries could work for a wide range of companies, they include insurance companies, …

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The True Reasons Businesses Fail: Beyond ‘Experts’ Submissions

by Foyeke Omole This is one of my serious posts (done with a straight face), where I present the true reason businesses fail despite numerous experts’ excuses, sorry, submissions. Year-in-year-out, the percentage of start-up businesses, across the globe, that crash increases. I am yet to see the record of a year when it decreased, and …

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Palm Kernel: An Alternative to Granite for Building

By Kayode Olowe A structural civil engineer, Kayode Olowe, has stated that for construction purpose, palm kernels can be used to substitute for cement andgranite. According to this professional, this conclusion is based on a research work carried out in 2012 to determine the strength of concretewhen used as a replacement for either cement or …

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Hydrogen Cyanide in Cassava: Toxicity of a Staple Food

Report Cassava has been a major staple food crop in Nigeria for more centuries. Cassava roots provide an important source of energy-rich food for millions of people. However, one of their nutritional shortcomings is their potential toxicity due to the presence of two cyanogenic glucosides: linamarin and lotaustralin. Linamarin is a cyanogenic glucoside found in the leaves and roots of …

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