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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.

Simple Ukwa African Breadfruit Porridge

Breadfruit facts and making a simple breadfruit porridge recipe.

Breadfruit facts.

Treculia Africana or African breadfruit grows throughout Tropical Africa.

Breadfruit name is derived from the texture of the cooked fruit, which has a taste similar to potatoes.

Breadfruits are large, cantaloupe-sized fruit, usually yellow-green in color, with hard, starchy white flesh similar to a potato.

Skin texture of breadfruit ranges from smooth to rough to spiny.

Ripe breadfruit is eaten fresh cooked and when cooking smells like fresh baked bread.

Breadfruit seeds are cooked similar to beans.

Breadfruit goes by many names in Africa, blèfoutou or yovotévi in Benin, afon in the Yoruba language, bafafuta in Hausa and Ukwa in Igbo.



Treculia Africana or African breadfruit grows throughout Tropical Africa.
African breadfruit 


Breadfruit Recipe

Simple Ukwa African breadfruit porridge is easy to make a side dish or a main meal.



Tip: Treat breadfruit as you would a potato.

Simple Ukwa Breadfruit Porridge
Simple Ukwa Breadfruit Porridge


Ingredients
1 breadfruit cored, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 medium chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable stock

Directions
In a large pot, add enough water to cover the breadfruit, simmer 20 minutes or until the seeds are soft. In a frying pan add onions, garlic, oil, and sauté, turn heat down, add stock, spices, and the breadfruit. Mix well top with butter and serve warm with any meat and soft bread.

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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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