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Dried Ugu (pumpkin leaves)

£3.16

Botanically known as Telfairia occidentalis, ugu belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is indigenous to southern Nigeria and is grown mainly for its seeds. Ugu soup is particularly popular with the Igbos. Ugu is also used in making several dishes and in herbal medicines.

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Ugu soup is particularly popular with the Igbos. Ugu is also used in making several dishes and in herbal medicines. During the wet season the Pumpkin leaves are plucked, cut by hand in smaller pieces when still fresh then dried in the sun for weeks to preserve them.

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Weight 0.2 kg

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