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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.

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African Food Pantry Staples Ogbono Seeds

African Food Pantry Staples Ogbono Seeds

African food pantry staples will prepare you for whatever the kitchen throws at you to make soups and sauces



African Food Pantry Staples Ogbono Seeds

When you want to thicken African soups and sauces, there are many ingredients. African bush mango seed is made up of nearly 65% oil, the seed is really more oil than seed. 

Gabon chocolate, dika paste bread or Ogbono seeds are pounded to a chocolate buttery paste as an African pantry essential ingredient used in thickening and flavoring African soup and sauce recipes.




African Gabon Chocolate, Dika Paste, Ogbono seeds Recipe

Gabon chocolate also known as dika paste bread photo
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Gabon chocolate, dika paste bread or Ogbono seeds are ground into a chocolate butter like paste to thicken African soups and sauces. 

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


Ingredients

½ cup African mango dried seeds


Directions

Add all ingredients to a coffee grinder and pulse until mixed well into a paste. Store refrigerated in plastic wrap (treat like butter). Leftover seeds may be stored at room temperature for up to 8 months.


Ogbono from the African bush mango seed is made up of nearly 65% oil


Did you know?
The dika nut is a nut of the dika tree species Irvingia barteri native to western Africa principally used for food and cooking oil.


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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