Oxtripe (Shaki) is made from the chambers of a cow, tripe is very popular with the African community. It can be used to prepare just about anything you can think of. Keep frozen and once thawed, do not refreeze. As with all meat products, cook thoroughly before serving.
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.
Palm oil is processed from palm fruits. The ripe palm fruits are usually processed in a mill where the oil is collected after a refining process under stringent hygienic conditions. Palm oil is used in several African delicacies and is a good source of carotene. Industrially, palm oil is used in the manufacturing of margarine, soaps, etc