The Story Behind Frozen Peas

Thought + Food

Before I went off to the hospital to have my baby, I showed off to my mother the  stock of frozen vegetables in the freezer: peas, beans, greens, this would last us a while. She, more used to picking out what she wanted from the fresh arrivals in her neighborhood market everyday, looked doubtful. By the end of her stay though, she was a convert! With deft handling, those frozen vegetables can make a meal in minutes. So who thought this one up?  Clarence Birdseye was the man who made it all possible and this new book by Mark Kurlansky , relates his fascinating story.He traveled the world, sampling different types of food and then found a way to bring  them all to the table. And no, frozen is not inferior to fresh from the nutritional perspective because the produce is frozen at its peak. I am looking forward to…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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