Arachis hypogaea is one of the important oilseed crops in the world

Arachis hypogaea (Groundnut, Peanut, Earthnut, Monkey Nut, Kachang Goreng/Tanah in Malay)

Abundance of edible seeds of Arachis hypogaea (Groundnut, Peanut, Earthnut, Monkey Nut, Kachang Goreng/Tanah in Malay) waiting to be consumed, 10 Jan 2017Groundnut or Peanut is grown for its edible seeds and its oil, making it one of the important oilseed crops in the world. It’s also a major food crop species of global importance.

Peanuts serve not only as a favorite food product for humans, but also are commercially used in the production of a number of non-food items such as textile materials, cosmetics, plastics, dyes and paints.
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Oenocarpus bataua is highly recommended as an oil and fruit crop

Oenocarpus bataua (Bataua Palm, Seje Palm, Pataua Palm, Ungurahui)

Oenocarpus bataua (Bataua Palm, Seje Palm, Pataua Palm, Ungurahui) with its beautiful fronds, 11 Jan 2018Seje Palm or Pataua Palm is a very attractive, evergreen and fast-growing palm.

A multipurpose tree, it is highly recommended for cultivation as an oil and fruit crop. Its thin and oily mesocarp has chocolate-like taste and is very popular.

Usually found in the tropical rainforests of South America, in a wide range of growing conditions from swampy lowlands to mountainous regions.
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Garcinia mangostana produces fruits that’s often referred to as ‘Queen of Tropical Fruit’

Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen, Purple Mangosteen, Manggis in Malay)

Recently harvested edible fruits of Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen, Purple Mangosteen, Manggis in Malay), 14 Dec 2017Mangosteen is a tropical fruit about the size of a tangerine and often referred to as the ‘Queen of Tropical Fruit’.

Its fruit is highly valued for its luscious, juicy, delicate texture and slightly sweet and sour flavour.
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Zea mays has become a staple food in many parts of the world

Zea mays (Maize, Corn, Sweet Corn, Indian Corn, Jagung in Malay)

Fruits of Zea mays (Maize, Corn, Sweet Corn, Indian Corn, Jagung in Malay) seen at a hypermarket, 18 Dec 2017Maize or Corn has become a staple food in many parts of the world, with total production surpassing that of wheat or rice.

It is a valuable cereal, food and fodder crop.

The United States of America is the largest producer of corn in the world.
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Our Garden Updates From October To December 2017

We praise and thank God Almighty

For blessing us with our daily dose of joy,

To enjoy our garden plants and flowers and whatever marvels seen everyday,

For strength and passion in gardening
during our golden years!

Sharing below our beautiful tropical garden and some gorgeous flowering and foliage plants in the courtyard
as well as frontyard from October to December 2017!!

Inner border at our frontyard with captivating plants and flowers
Inner border at our frontyard with captivating plants and flowers
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