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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Using tree food to fight malnutrition

Level: Advanced / C1

Here is an interesting article from the BBC about using tree products to fight malnutrition in Africa.
Read the article and then answer the following questions:
1) Where is Malcolm Riley originally from?
2) Where is the Sahel?
3) Moringa is rich in which vitamins?
4) How long can a Baobab survive without water?
5) Why is Moringa a great thickening agent?

Answers below!


1) Zambia
2) Africa, south of the Sahara
3) A, B and C
4) Ten years
5) Because of its high pectin content

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