The African Heritage Foundation offers you the opportunity to take your taste buds on a journey to Nigeria. Sample one or two of these products and connect with some of our culture as far as cuisine is concerned.
We offer you these products at the lowest prices to be found.
Wazobia Palm Oil 32oz BDS $29.00
Superior Zomi Oil 16oz BDS $15.00
Regarded as a sacred healing food by many civilizations, including the ancient Egyptians, crude or virgin red palm fruit oil should be regarded as one of the most nutritious edible oils in the world. It is not to be confused with palm kernel oil. It is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) and is referred to as “red palm oil” because of its rich dark red color in its unprocessed natural state. Palm kernel oil is derived from the seed or the kernel.
Palm fruit oil contains mainly palmitic and oleic acids and is about 50% saturated, while palm kernel oil contains mainly lauric acid and is more than 89% saturated. The general assumption that kernel oil and palm fruit oil are one in the same may have lead to one of the greatest oversights in modern nutrition. The stigma attached to the kernel has kept the fruit in the dark – at least until now. Virgin organic sustainable red palm fruit oil is otherwise a bona fide food.
Palm kernel oil does not convey the same health benefits that red palm fruit oil does. The health benefits are only achieved due to the red color of the palm fruit oil that is attributed to its high content of carotenes, which include beta-carotene and lycopene. These powerhouse antioxidant nutrients are the same ones that give tomatoes and carrots and other fruits and vegetables their rich red and orange colors. What may shock you is that red palm fruit oil contains more than tomatoes or carrots. Red palm fruit oil is also densely packed with numerous tocotrienols – a powerful form of vitamin E.
Palm Nut Cream Concentrate 1Lb Can BDS $17
This delicious African food – soup sauce as palm nut fruit juice concentrate is incredibly highly rich in nutritional value. This product is prepared from palm fruit pulp, water and salt. Palm oil in the soup is very rich in vitamin K, magnesium, vitamins A & E and also contains powerful natural anti-oxidants. Is a product from Ghana
Ground Crayfish 2oz BDS $10.00
Powdered dried crayfish used to create a distinct traditional taste and flavour in soups and stews. Sold as whole dried crayfish or in ground / powder form.Excellent for traditional soups such as egusi, ogbon0, okro. Use in any savoury dish for a depth of flavours and taste.
Ground Egusi 8oz BDS$12.00
Ground Egusi 4oz BDS$6.50
Egusi belongs to the family of water melons. They grow in gourds which are mainly cultivated for their seeds as the flesh is neither sweet nor edible. Egusi seeds are small and flat. One end of the seed is rounded while the other is tapered. After harvest, the gourds are left to ferment; the fermented flesh is then washed off the seeds. The seeds are then dried and the light brown husks removed by hand or mechanically. When ready to be used in food recipes, the white/cream seeds are ground into powder and used as soup thickener. Egusi seeds are in a class of their own and should never be mistaken for pumpkin seeds.
Ground Ogbono 2oz BDS $8.00
Ogbono is the seed of a wild (bush) mango plant called dikaor the African-mango (Irvingia gabonensis) used in preparing a protein rich delicacy called ogbono soup
African Brown Beans 5lbs BDS $36.00
There are over a 100 varieties of beans known to man. Some of these are specific to certain regions of the world.
The popular Nigerian brown beans are actually brown cowpeas which are cultivated and consumed in most of Sub-saharan Africa. This variety also exists as white cowpea. The beans are highly nutritious containing good levels of carbohydrate, protein, dietary fibre and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, manganese and copper.
Brown beans are an important crop which plays a significant role in the diets of Nigerians. They serve as a major source of protein in the absence of sufficient animal protein. There are two further categories of the brown beans namely Oloyin and Olo 1&2. The Oloyin beans have a naturally sweet taste and preferred in certain dishes. It is thought the the beans were introduced to Africa over 2000 years ago but Nigeria is currently the world’s largest brown beans producer accounting for about 22% of total production followed by Brazil.
African Honey Beans 2lbs … BDS $14.00
Nigerian Honey beans are a special sub-specie of beans grown and widely eaten in Southern, Midwestern and Eastern part of Nigeria.
They belong to the family of plants referred to as legumes, noted to be very rich in protein, yet very very low in fat, more than any other known vegetable seed, making it a great inclusion in healthy diets, as well as weight loss regimes.
It is commonly called in the scientific circle asPhaseolus vulgaris.
There are two types of Nigerian brown beans. There is the “normal” brown beans as you saw before, and the “sweet” type called ewa oloyin in Yoruba language, if when translated, literally means “the beans with honey” or honey beans.Honey beans are highly sought after in Nigeria, because they tend to have a unique subtle sweetness and flavor, more than the common and popular black eyed beans. They are also more tender and “smooth” in texture after cooking, and are reputed to be of higher nutritional content than its peers.
If you are new to the world of beans, why not try out any of the Nigerian brown beans? You will be more than amaze at the culinary delight they bring to your taste buds.
Iyan Ado Pounded Yam 2lbs BDS $18.00
Yams are the staple crop in Nigeria where it is celebrated with yam festivals known as Iri-ji or Iwa-Ji depending on the dialect.Pounded Yam is one of the Nigerian fufu recipes that is made from boiled and pounded white yam. Boiled yam can also be pounded with a traditional mortar and pestle to create a thick, starchy paste known as iyan (“pounded yam”) or fufu which is eaten with traditional sauces such as egusi and palmnut soup.
Pounded Yam is a popular African dish similar to mashed potatoes but heavier. Pounded Yam is very smooth and tasty. It is a highly prestigious meal all over Africa. The traditional method of eating pounded yam or Iyan is to pinch some of the Iyan off in one’s right hand fingers and form it into an easily ingested round ball. The ball is then dipped in the soup before being eaten.
Ogi/Koko/Akamai/Pap 2lbs BDS $15.00
Corn Pap (Ogi/Akamu). In Nigeria, it is called akamu amongst the Igbo and ogi amongst the Yorubas with a consistency similar to American pudding. Ogi/Akamu in Nigeria is generally accompanied with “moin moin” a bean pudding or “akara” which is a bean cake. A similar dish is polenta, from northern Italy. In the United States a similar dish is known as grits. Afrikaners in the northern parts of South Africa eat it as breakfast staple, with milk,butter and sugar, but also serve it with meat and tomato-stew (usually tomato and onion) at other meals, When they are having a braai, stywe pap or phutu pap with a savoury sauce like tomato and onion or mushroom and cheese is an important part of the meal.
Regular Gari 3lbs BDS $14.00
Ijebu Gari 2lbs BDS $12.00
Ijebu Gari 20lbs BDS $115.00
Yellow Gari 2lbs BDS $12.00
Yellow Gari 10lbs BDS$ 58.00
YellowGari 20lbs BDS $115.00
Gari is a fine to coarse granular flour of varying texture made from cassava tubers (also called cassava roots) which are cleaned after harvesting, grated, water and starch squeezed out of it, left to ferment and then fried either in palm oil or without palm oil and serves as a major staple food in West Africa. It is also called garri or gali in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa
Ijebu gari is made same way too, but allowed to ferment for up to seven days. No palm oil is added. It is also fried to become much crisped. It characteristically has a very sharp taste and less starchy. Many people from the Western part of Nigeria love this and find it great for “soaking”.
Tiger nuts (Kunun Aya/Aki Awusa/Ofio) BDS $8.00
Tiger nuts are actually small tubers which are abundant in Northern Nigeria and known as ”ofio”, ” aki hausa” or ”Erunsha”.
It has lots of health benefits and the milk can be used as a substitute for the regular cow’s milk.
Kunun Aya (Tiger nuts Milk) is native to the Hausas’ in Nigeria and quite easy to prepare
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