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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.

Peppery Breadfruit Fritters

Super Simple Breadfruit Recipe

Breadfruit may not be the first item you reach for in the supermarket, but the large, protein nutrient-rich breadfruit is a staple food in sub-Saharan Africa.




Peppery Breadfruit Fritters


Peppery Breadfruit Fritters
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African breadfruit fritters are deep-fried and scrumptious; the fritters are a tasty blend of savory and peppery.

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Peppery Breadfruit Fritters


Ingredients

1/2 cup cooked breadfruit, mashed

1 cup cassava flour

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons water

½ teaspoon salt

Oil for frying


Directions
In a large bowl add all ingredients and mix well, add just enough water so the mixture will make small soft balls with the dough. Fry in hot oil until golden brown, place fritters on a paper towel to soak up excess oil and serve warm.


Did you know?
Peppery Breadfruit Fritters photo by istolethetv
The breadfruit tree has the scientific name Artocarpus altilis it produces fruit for over 50 years. Ripe breadfruit has a sweet flavor and should be used when it is soft, breadfruit seeds, leaves, and blossoms are also a tasty treat.

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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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