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Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by wales(m): 6:28am On Mar 23, 2011
A Nigerian professor, Odunayo Adegboye, has made a breakthrough in vegetable research at Bonn University, Germany.



In the research, Adegboye proved that the Nigerian snake tomato, whose botanical name is Trichosanthes cucumerina, is richer than vine tomato.



He said that people looked down on the plant, grown in South-West, Nigeria, but that research had shown that the plant “does not go sour as quickly as the paste of the vine tomato.”



Adegbooye, who is the Head of Department, Agronomy, Osun State University, Osogbo, said his research had caused snake tomato to be cultivated in Germany.



In his inaugural lecture delivered at Osun State University, Osogbo, on Thursday, Adegboye said that many people were unaware of the potential of snake tomato to prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cataract.



He said, “Despite the good qualities of the fruit of snake tomatoes and its wide consumption by poor rural population in Nigeria, many people are not aware of its protective potential against many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cataract.”











http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art201103235402739
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by 197(f): 11:17am On Mar 23, 2011
Atleast mamagee can eat more tomatoes
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by vincent10(m): 11:20am On Mar 23, 2011
Hmmmmm.
Breakfast=snake tomatoes.
Lunch=snake tomatoes.
Dinner= snake tomatoes. chei!
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by vincent10(m): 11:21am On Mar 23, 2011
Hmmmmm.
Breakfast=snake tomatoes.
Lunch=snake tomatoes.
Dinner= snake tomatoes. chei!
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by beeman80: 11:34am On Mar 23, 2011
Pls what does this snake tomato look like?I am about to stock my house with it. Check out my new menu;Beans and snake tomato,rice and snake tomato,yam and snake tomato,snake tomato and snake meat. grin
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by PeeDaVinci: 11:45am On Mar 23, 2011
does this warrant this attention/publicity?
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by uplawal(f): 11:49am On Mar 23, 2011
its the oval shape one,and not the round ones that are ignorantly prefered.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Tinax(f): 11:52am On Mar 23, 2011
which one is snake tomatos, does it hv another common name hr??
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by eridah2007(m): 12:00pm On Mar 23, 2011
Na only tomato,what of pande yam
Well,d guy try sha.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by slap1(m): 12:26pm On Mar 23, 2011
My Igbo brothers are making me proud. Keep it up!
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by UNLEASHED(m): 12:56pm On Mar 23, 2011
So it's a new finding?
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by lifestyle1(m): 1:21pm On Mar 23, 2011
What's special about this? I thought you said a Nigerian Professor in Germany,  Why H.O.D of Nigeria University again? The finding is Dry, Nothing New, A secondary school Agric teacher can do better than this, sorry, Pls what makes an article to make head line? The level of Nigerian education is too Low,

secondary school students in china make phones and laptops as their practical a university physics graduate in Nigeria still copy already made projects, any small findings will make headline.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Abayomin70(m): 1:53pm On Mar 23, 2011
pls wat do d snake potato look like
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by sexy74(m): 1:56pm On Mar 23, 2011
dont know why this hould even come up at all.

mchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

another thread please.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Demdem(m): 1:58pm On Mar 23, 2011
Tinax:

which one is snake tomatos, does it hv another common name hr??

Better stiil, someone should kindly show us how it looks like.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by sexy74(m): 2:05pm On Mar 23, 2011
yes ooh let see it.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Osgilliat(m): 2:43pm On Mar 23, 2011
so you all dont know snake tomato,shame on ya.go back to school.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Iyineda(m): 2:53pm On Mar 23, 2011
Now that's some world changing breakthrough right there. Nigeria will be a better place now. cool


[size=4pt]lol what the hell?[/size]
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Demdem(m): 3:05pm On Mar 23, 2011
Osgilliat:

so you all dont know snake tomato,shame on ya.go back to school.

Whats there to be shameful about undecided undecided undecided
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by ifyalways(f): 4:58pm On Mar 23, 2011
Osgilliat:

so you all dont know snake tomato,shame on ya.go back to school.
You for real?
Demdem:

Better stiil, someone should kindly show us how it looks like.
sexy74:

yes ooh let see it.
snake tomatoes wink

Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Demdem(m): 5:00pm On Mar 23, 2011
Interesting. Looks like Garden Egg
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by PatKing(f): 5:20pm On Mar 23, 2011
tomato with real snake? LOL
ifyalways:

You for real?snake tomatoes wink

Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by monopolist: 5:23pm On Mar 23, 2011
LOL.

What is a SNAKE doing around the SNAKE TOMATO pix?

This Tomato is common in Western Nigeria.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by eros(m): 5:52pm On Mar 23, 2011
Nice on Prof.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by franktolk(m): 6:17pm On Mar 23, 2011
check this link for snake tomato

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/2429.html
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by MyJoe: 7:13pm On Mar 23, 2011
NL folks never cease to amaze! Someone makes an important scientific discovery on the usefulness of a plant hitherto ignored by urbanised Nigerians although consumed by rural folks, a plant that we are told may have preventive properties against some deadly ailments, and someone is talking about children making phones China! Why not listen to BBC, CNN or read scientific journals and see how leading universities spend millions on similar researches and how similar discoveries are celebrated.

For those who don't know the snake tomato, it's a garden plant that actually crawls along the ground, resembling a snake - without the snakehead, of course. I am not aware that it grows commonly in the wild. It starts out developing as green and turns yellow or ripe when ripe. Sorry, can't find a picture of it online.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Emilo(m): 8:24pm On Mar 23, 2011
MyJoe:

NL folks never cease to amaze! Someone makes an important scientific discovery on the usefulness of a plant hitherto ignored by urbanised Nigerians although consumed by rural folks, a plant that we are told may have preventive properties against some deadly ailments, and someone is talking about children making phones China! Why not listen to BBC, CNN or read scientific journals and see how leading universities spend millions on similar researches and how similar discoveries are celebrated.

For those who don't know the snake tomato, it's a garden plant that actually crawls along the ground, resembling a snake - without the snakehead, of course. I am not aware that it grows commonly in the wild. It starts out developing as green and turns yellow or ripe when ripe. Sorry, can't find a picture of it online.


Nicely said my friend, i just wonder with the way people reason. Someone came up with a finding that has prompt the Germans to grow this plant, we are here talking trash. If this country was run properly, findings such as these would have been picked up and taken to a whole new height.
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by KDULAR: 10:45pm On Mar 23, 2011
Good one for the prof and others trying to get 9ja's name on something worthy of note by Europeans , (the efficient Germans) and what about the NLers who scoffs ? let get to hear something worty of such from them too. We all know that after air next is food then clothing, shelter etc but to them . Chinesae children build computers after they've settled their food issues though. So I tell them scoffers to go eat their computers and lifestyle products. mcchew!
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by KDULAR: 10:54pm On Mar 23, 2011
Good one for the prof and others trying to get 9ja's name on something worthy of note by Europeans , (the efficient Germans) and what about the NLers who scoffs ? let get to hear something worty of such from them too. We all know that after air next is food then clothing, shelter etc but to them . Chinesae children build computers after they've settled their food issues though. So I tell them scoffers to go eat their computers and lifestyle products. mcchew!
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by bloodred(f): 12:50am On Mar 24, 2011
life_style:

What's special about this? I thought you said a Nigerian Professor in Germany, Why H.O.D of Nigeria University again? The finding is Dry, Nothing New, A secondary school Agric teacher can do better than this, sorry, Pls what makes an article to make head line? The level of Nigerian education is too Low,

secondary school students in china make phones and laptops as their practical a university physics graduate in Nigeria still copy already made projects, any small findings will make headline.

We dont challenge ourselves enuff. Me i knew all this from yrs ago when popsy was suffering frm prostrate cancer and alzeimer's. The only thing new to me here is dat it doesnt sour as fast but anyone who cooks with it should know that not a prof,
Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by Nobody: 1:19am On Mar 24, 2011
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Re: Nigerian Scientist Makes New Findings On Tomato ! by pleep(m): 3:59am On Mar 24, 2011
Is this that garden egg thing that grows in nigeria? I remember my mom smuggled some seeds into the states. i used to love eating them back when i was a toddler just because of the texture. smiley man, those were the days.

But anyway is this an indeginous species of Tomato? Or has it been domesticated in nigeria from the original south american stock?

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