Here is another rare tropical ingredient, popular in North and West Africa. This seed is the special ingredient in African delicacies Suya, Shitto and Pepper Soup. The pods are crushed and added whole to soups or stews, then removed before serving the food. Smoked pods can be ground before being used as a spice rub for fish. In northern Cameroon it is one of three spices added to tea, along with dried ginger and cloves.
Grains of Selim
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The term Uda refers to Grains of Selim which is also known by a plethora of names such as Askimba pepper, African pepper, Moor pepper, Negro pepper, Kani pepper, Kili pepper, Sénégal pepper, Ethiopian pepper, Hwentia and Guinea pepper. The seeds lend an aromatic note with a musky, nutmeg like taste. In Ghana, it is referred to as "hwentia" and is used in making shito - spicy black pepper sauce.
200g / 400g