Akpi (Njangsan)

Akpi (Njangsan)

The term Njangsa refers to an oily seeds tree, Ricinodendron heudelotii, found in tropical West Africa. It is a rain forest seed, picked on its stem, dark brown in color and very rich in vitamins. The seeds are usually dried and used as flavouring agent in West and Central African food dishes.
Known as Munguella (Angola), Essessang (Cameroon), Bofeko (Zaire), Wama (Ghana), Okhuen (Nigeria), Kishongo (Uganda), Akpi (Cote d'Ivoire), Djansang, Essang, Ezezang and Njasang in several West African countries.
The paste of the ground kernels is used to thicken soups and stews, for example pepper soup.

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