- Investment Amount: NGN 50,000
- Rate of Returns: 15% (NGN 7,500)
- Tenor (Months): 4 Months
- Total Payout: NGN 57,500
What does my investment cover?
Farm Size: 20 Acres
Farm Location: Epe, Lagos
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What is Ugwu?
Ugwu is known as the Fluted Pumpkin. It is a vine plant that is native to West Africa and quite popular and heavily consumed in many parts of Nigeria. At least a quarter of Nigerians eat ugwu leaves. Whether rich or poor, ugwu is an affordable option for many families. It can be used to prepare popular soups like egusi, ogbono and edible rain kong. Also, it is also used in the preparation of herbal medicines and can be used to treat common ailments like malaria and anaemia. The seeds are edible and the oil from these seeds can be used for cooking and soap making.
Consuming ugwu leaves in your meals comes with many natural benefits. Ugwu is a natural hematinic due to its iron contents as well as an immune booster. The leaves also have blood sugar reducing effects and can be included in the diet of diabetics. Also ugwu plants contains high level of phosphorus and can help prevent kidney diseases.
This vegetable has antibacterial effects particularly the root of the plant produces antiplasmodial and schizonticidal effects hence it can be used to treat parasitic infections like malaria. The raw leaves can be combined with milk to help individual that have low blood levels.