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Amaka/AYOOLA Dried Bitter Leaf

Amaka/AYOOLA Dried Bitter Leaf
Brand: Amaka
Product Code: AMA-BL-1001
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Direct from Nigeria.

Bitter Leaf is derived from the leaves of a small ever-green shrub found all over african called Vernonia, belong to the family Asteraceace. There are over a thousand species of this crop. True to its name, this leaf is bitter but delicious in meals after several washing to remove the bitter taste. Other names with which this plant is known includes Orugbo (amongst the Itsekiri and Urobo tribes in Nigeria), Ewuro (amongst the Yoruba tribes in Nigeria), Mojunso (amongst east africans, especially Tanzania). The leaf can be eaten fresh like spinach in soup or dried too. African cuisines featuring this leaf as ingredients include egusi soup, Ogbonno soup, Okra or bitter leaf soup and banga soup.