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Garri

Garri

Garri is a fine or coarse granular flour of varying texture made from cassava tubers {also called cassava root}, which are clean after harvesting, grated, with water and starch squeezed out of it, left to ferment and then fried either in palm oil or without palm oil and serve as a major staple food in west Africa.

Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Palm oil (also known as dendê oil, from Portuguese) is an edible vegetable oil derived from the reddish pulp of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm and to a lesser extent from the American oil palm

Palm oil is a common cooking ingredient in the tropical belt of Africa, Southeast Asia and parts of Brazil. Its use in the commercial food industry in other parts of the world is widespread because of its lower cost] and the high stability/saturation of the refined product when used for frying.

Smoked Fish

Smoked Fish

The fish is treated with salt, either in form of strong brine or a surface coating of dry salt. This combination of reduced moisture and salt inhibit the growth of spoilage bacteria, a basic principle of all cure meats.

Beans Flour

Beans Flour

Beans flour is made from beans which have been cleaned, peeled and milled to fine flour. It is used for the preparation of dishes such as Moi-Moi and Akara. These days, there is already prepared beans flour, meaning you do not have to spend so much time soaking your beans or blending it..

Ground Melon Seed {Ground Egusi}

Ground Melon Seed

Egusi refers to the seed of a highly nutritious type of watermelon found widely in Africa {Nigeria inclusive}

Ogbono

Ogbono

The Ogbono also called ogbolo or etima seed, when ground and combine with vegetables and spices and cooked with fish and {or} meat, it make people feel at home wherever you eat it.

Bitter leaf

Bitter leaf

Bitter leaf is derived from the leaf of a small ever-green shrub; true to its name, the leaf is bitter to taste, but surprisingly, it is delicious in meal. It is also in highly demanded by herbal industries as it is used mostly for herbal medication.

Dried Ugu leaf

Dried Ugu leaf

This leaf is generally known as pumpkin leaf. The Ibibio’s in Nigeria call it Nkong Ubong, Efiks call it Ikong Ubong, Igbo’s named the leaf Ugu.

Ukazi leaf

Ukazi leaf

Ukazi leaf, also known as Afang leaf can be eaten raw as prepare by the Igbo’s in the popular African salad “Ugba”. The Afang leaf itself serves as a dietary fiber which helps in proper digestion and gives bulk feeling, vitality.

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