African Breadfruit or Ukwa

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Panige Kitchen African breadfruit known as ukwa by the igbo speaking tribe in nigeria is also called afon in Yoruba; ize in Benin, Jekri and Sobo; izea in Ijaw; and ediang in Efik. is the seed of the African Breadfruit “Treculia Africana“, though it’s similar to the Breadfruit eaten in the Caribbean and South Pacific, but still quite different. Ukwa has it is called by the igbos is one dish that I learnt to make along side abacha from my mother as you can see they both have the same thing in common.
African breadfruit is composed of about 10% fat primarily unsaturated fat (the good fat), 12-15% protein, 25% carbohydrates with 2% fiber. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals like beta-carotene, vitamin c, and folic acid (folate). With only about 240 kcal in this serving amount, It is very beneficial for athletes and gym goers as a pre or post-workout meal.


  • 500 g African bread fruit
  • 2 small stock cube
  • 1 medium dry fish
  • 1 medium stock fish
  • 1 g edible potash
  • 1 cup Palm oil(enough to give needed colour
  • 1 t/sp grounded or black pepper
  • 2 t/sp grounded cray fish
  • 1 t/sp okiri
  • 2 pinch salt to taste

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