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What is “Natural” Food?

Loose food labeling regulations around the world, means the use of the word “Natural” has become challenging to understand. "Natural", simply applies to any raw food sourced and processed without artificial additives.

We Grow, Source and Wholesale  Tropical Agriculture

Red Palm Oil

Abodunde Farms Virgin Red Palm Oil

Story

Palm oil accounts for 40% of global oils produced from oil crops. Nigeria is third-largest producer. Until 1934, Nigeria had been the world's largest producer. Unrefined palm oil has a rich, earthy, oily and slightly nutty taste. Archaeological evidence shows that palm fruits started forming an integral part of our West African diets 5,000 years ago.

Health

Virgin red palm oil, sourced from the fruit of the oil palm tree, is a superfood that helps fight heart disease, bolster vision and prevent alzheimer's.

       African Yam

Abodunde Farms Yam

Story

Yams are a major staple in Africa where  

cultivation began 11,000 years ago. In West Africa we hold festivals to celebrate its harvest, and use them in fertility and marriage ceremonies. Most of the yams sold globally come from  our region, we are also known as the “yam belt” region of West Africa.

Health

Yams contain a unique compound called diosgenin, which may enhance memory and brain function. They are nutrient-dense tuber vegetable that provide a great source of antioxidants. that reduce inflammation, and improve blood sugar control.

Cocoa Bean

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Story

70% of the total world cocoa production comes from 4 countries. Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are the largest producers, followed by Nigeria and Cameroon. Credit for having first brought cacao from the New World to our tropical forests undoubtedly goes to the Portuguese.

Health

Health benefits of cocoa include decreased inflammation, improved heart and brain health, blood sugar and weight control and healthy teeth and skin.

Papaya

Abodunde Farms Papaya

Story

‘Fruit of the Angels’. Also known as the pawpaw, the papaya is a small, fast-growing tropical tree. Originating in Central America, European

colonists introduced the plant to our region, and by the mid-17th century papaya was distributed across the tropics.

Health

Papaya's powerful antioxidants may reduce risk of heart disease and cancer. It may defend against visible signs of aging. Pawpaw seeds are believed to have medicinal properties that combat bacterial infections. The leaf/bark sap secretes an enzyme known as papain known to treat skin infections such as ringworm.

Cashew 

Abodunde Farms Cashew

Story

Cashew was first brought to our region by the Portuguese during the 15th century.  

Although it is not a nut,  our culinary uses for cashew seed in snacking and cooking are similar to those for all tree seeds called nuts.

Health

Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.

Plantain

Abodunde Farms Plantain

Story

The "cooking banana" is Asiatic in origin. Alexander the Great introduced it into Europe. It then found its way into Africa through trading by Asian merchants. It became a very important historical and economic factor in our  people's rapid expansion (Bantu speaking people's of West Africa), across central and southern Africa.

Health

Plantains are the superfood of superfoods. Stacked with vitamin A which maintain muscle membrane and enhances skin quality. Plantains are carb,  fiber, vitamins, and  mineral rich. They also contain antioxidants that fight free radicals and support immune function, reduce cardiovascular risk and improve mood.

Okra

Abodunde Farms Okra

Story

The exact origins of West African okra are unknown, but some of the original okra varieties were believed to be native to the region surrounding Ethiopia, Sudan, and Eritrea, and then spread across to us in West Africa around 2,000 BCE.

Health

Okra is a nutritious food with many health benefits. It’s rich in magnesium, folate, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C, K1, and A. Okra may benefit pregnant women, heart health, and blood sugar control. It may even have anti-cancer properties.

Smoked Cat Fish

Abodunde Farms Catfish

Story

Nigeria is the world's largest producer of catfish. It is the most commercially important freshwater fish species in our region. We have substantial trade networks, formal and informal, in smoked fish to neighboring countries and to the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Health

Catfish is no longer the “poor man's fish,” but a nutrient-dense superfood that can be cooked and eaten in a variety of ways. Catfish is low in calories and particularly rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats and vitamin B12. 

Cassava

Abodunde Farms Cassava

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Cassava is a nutty-flavored, starchy root vegetable or tuber. Our region is the top cassava-producing area in the world. It’s one of the most drought-tolerant crops. Sweet cassava is more common in the USA, where it’s often referred to as yucca.

Health

Due to high resistant starch content, it may aid weight loss, help improve gut health, and benefit metabolic markers, such as blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It can turn a wheat-flour-based recipe into gluten-free while being a Paleo-friendly and nut-free alternative.

Kola Nut

Abodunde Farms Kola Nut

Story

Kola nut is the fruit of the kola tree,  native to our tropical rainforests in West Africa. The caffeine-containing fruit of the tree is used as a flavoring ingredient in beverages, and is the origin of the term cola. In the late 1800s, an American doctor wrote about the therapeutic uses of fresh, undried kola nut (a ‘most valuable drug’).

Health

Kola nut has been listed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as generally safe for human consumption as an inactive ingredient in certain pharmaceuticals.  Kola nut extract is also marketed as an herbal drug with warnings  about the high caffeine content.

Sesame Seed

Abodunde Farms Sesame Seeds

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Sesame seed is one of the oldest oilseed crops known, domesticated well over 3000 years ago. Sesame is mostly wild and native to our region. Today,  countries like Tanzania, Myanmar, India, Sudan, China and Nigeria produce the highest quantities of sesame seeds in the world.

Health

Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, B vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants

Regularly eating substantial portions of these seeds, may aid blood sugar control, combat arthritis pain, and lower cholesterol.

Garri

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Story

Originally native to South America, where it is known as farina,  garri became popular as a cereal in West Africa in the 19th century after formerly enslaved people began to return from South America and introduced a new method for processing cassava into cereal.

Health

Although garri is a starchy food, it is low in calories and with high fibre content.  Garri helps to absorb toxins that go into your intestines. This, in turn, can help improve your digestive health.