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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Palm Oil Spinach Smoked Meat Stew

Africa Food Spinach Smoked Meat Stew Recipe

Spinach Smoked Meat Stew Recipe

As suggested by the name Spinach and Smoked Meat Stew is a delicious mix of beef, fish, chicken, pork, and shellfish served over rice.

Spinach leaves alone have a bitter taste and are sold fresh or dried. The leaves are green with a robust odor and a bitter taste.

Bitter Leaf Stew

Yorubas call bitter leaf Ewuro and the Igbos Onugbu, every part of the plant is beneficial from the stem, leaves, and root. Liberian stews are unlike most recipes, Liberian stews are hearty stews that combine numerous meats, fish, and vegetables in one stew.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes

Spinach Smoked Meat Stew


Serves 4
Nutrition facts:
340 calories and 3 grams fat
Ingredients
5 ounces of cubed smoked beef
5 ounces of smoked pork sausage
2 skinless chicken thighs
3 smoked fish, flaked
1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 onions, chopped finely
1/4 cup palm oil
1 bunch bitter leaf, chopped or spinach
Water to cover

Directions
Add all ingredients except shrimp to a large pot over medium heat cover ingredients with water. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour. Add shrimp and continue to simmer another 15 minutes.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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