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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.

Good Food from Chad

Chad okra dipping sauce is creamy tangy herbed dipping sauce plus okra sauce is one of the easiest African food recipes from Chad to make.


Vegetable Dipping Sauce for Vegetables Made From Vegetables


Okra sauce is a universal dipping dish in Chad and you have as many variations to the recipe as there are languages. 

Our okra dipping sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for everything from chicken tenders to roasted vegetables to crudites to chicken wings. 

For a spicy dipping sauce add ground sweet paprika, and ground red chili powder to taste.


Chad Okra Vegetable Dipping Sauce Recipe Ingredients and Directions

Ingredients

4 cups fresh okra
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
Water to cover

Directions 

In a large pot on medium heat add finely chop okra, water, lemon and spices, simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the pot of okra from the heat and drain the water. Cool the okra for 10 minutes. Purée in the pot with an immersion blender or food processor and process until smooth. Serve with bread, rice or the traditional African food recipe of Chad millet cake. It's great with fried onions and roasted corn on the cob. 

Okra is a vegetable, a good source of minerals, vitamins, and fiber.
Varieties of okra
What is okra

Okra is a vegetable, a good source of minerals, vitamins, and fiber. It contains a distinctive gooey liquid used to naturally thicken sauces. The taste is mild, but it has a unique texture with peach-like fuzz on the outside and small, edible seeds on the inside of the pod. Okra has two varieties of colors, green and red. Red okra tastes the same as green okra, the only difference is color.


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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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