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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.

African Groundnut Powder Spice Recipe

Groundnut Recipe
Groundnuts are used as food and for cooking oil. The seeds in Africa are popularly used for thickening soups and stews and as a seasoning. Easy African Groundnut Powder spice is made with a few uncomplicated ingredients.

Photo of groundnuts and peanuts

African Groundnut Powder Spice Recipe

Arachis hypogaea generally referred to as peanuts or groundnuts are uncommon in that its flowers are pollinated above ground, but the fruits (peanuts) grow below ground.

African Groundnut Powder Spice

Stew topped with choppy groundnuts
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Groundnut powder African spice is made with a few uncomplicated ingredients.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon paprika 
1 dried bay leaf 
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. If you over grind you will end up with groundnut paste instead of powder (this is ok since you can use the paste in your recipe as well as the powder). Use the powder to thicken soups, gravies and stews or use as a garish for noodles and rice.

Pic of groundnuts and peanuts home grown
Did you know?
The peanut is not technically a nut, but a legume.

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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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