10 popular African Foods
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Here are 10 popular African foods that are unique to the continent. Africa is the continent of diverse cultures and food. In recent times, more and more traditional beauty treatment as well as taste treatments are hitting the international market.
As a largely tropical and savannah continent, the majority of its food scheme exist within the food that can be grown in the climate, making for a largely savoury based dishes and snacks.
In 2019, Watreats became the first gift box service offering a snack subscription service, joining the growing numbers across Asia and North America.
Here are the 10 most popular African foods that you can find in the box and their originations:
1. Plantain chips
Plantain Chips is the ultimate street snack in Nigeria. Plantain Chips are crunchy Nigerian snacks made with either ripe or unripe plantains.
2. Ouma Rusks
Ouma Rusks is a South African rusk made from a traditional buttermilk recipe. The accepted and correct way to eat a rusk is to dip it in a cup of tea or coffee.
3. House of Cocoa, Cairo
House of cocoa chocolate is a bar of handmade Egyptian chocolate brand with Its bars made very traditionally.
4. Ethiopian Coffee
Ethiopia Genika is a type of Arabica coffee of single origin grown exclusively in the Bench Maji Zone of Ethiopia. Like most African coffees, Ethiopia Guraferda features a small and greyish bean, yet is valued for its deep, spice and wine or chocolate-like taste and floral aroma.
Zobo (Zoborodo) is a Nigerian beverage made from dried Roselle plant flowers. The drink is also known as Roselle drink and called Sorrel drink in the Caribbean.
6. Dried Mango Jalebi
Dried mango jalebi is made of mango pulp. Its the most ideal delight for festive occasions, parties and corporate gifting.
7. Orientines Craquants A lórigan
These are orange-flavoured Moroccan cookies. Morocco is known for its traditional biscuits in an array of flavours, sold across the streets of Morrocco.
8. Suya Spice
Suya Spice (Suya Pepper) is the special blend of peppers and spices that is used to make Nigerian Suya. It is usually very hot and is often used to season meats and other delicacies.
9. Cameroon pepper
Cameroon pepper is made from a very hot scotch bonnet pepper found in West Africa.
10. Berber Spice
Berber is a spice mixture whose constituent elements usually include chili peppers, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek. It is a key ingredient in the cuisines of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Kings bite chocolate
Kingsbite chocolate is a locally made chocolate made in Ghana one of the highest producers of cocoa.
Black soap (GIFT)
Black soap is a traditionally African soap which has gained popularity in recent times for its properties which include its help reducing inflammation and skin irritations. It is soothing on dry and irritated skin, relieving dry patches, rashes and red areas. It eases the symptoms of skin conditions like acne. Users have said that black soap helps lessen, treat and clear acne gets rid of blackheads, psoriasis and eczema.
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