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Uda Pepper Seeds (Negro Pepper)


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.