Several categories of fresh produce are entirely imported as they are not grown in Nigeria. These include apples, apricots, asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, dates, table grapes, kiwis, litchis, nectarines, peaches, plums, pomegranates, brassicas and kohlrabi.
What fruits grow in Nigeria?
Major fruits produced in Nigeria include mango, pineapple, plantain/banana, citrus, guava, pawpaw, while vegetables include onion, tomato, okra, pepper, amaranthus, carrot, melon, Corchorus olitorus (ewedu), Hibiscus sabdariffa (sobo), Adansonia digtata (baobab leaves).
What is OSU fruit called in Yoruba?
In southern Nigeria it is called “osu” (Edo), “nkpokiri” (Ibo), and “erin” (Yoruba). It flowers in November and from March to May. The fruit is about 5.25 cm in diameter, yellow to orange, glabrous and smooth containing twelve or more disc-shaped seeds embedded in a gelatinous pulp (Keay et al., 1964.
What is the most popular fruit in Nigeria?
Papaya is one of the most popular fruits in the Nigerian market. It is grown in almost all parts of Nigeria. The fruit is one the juiciest and can be eaten raw or mixed into different recipes to make tasty dishes.
What is ackee called in Nigeria?
The term ackee, is derived from “anke” and “akye-fufuo,” which are used to describe the ackee apple fruit in west Africa, where it is commonly found. In southwest Nigeria, it is called “Ishin.” It is the national fruit in Jamaica where the toxicity is endemic.
What is OSU in Igbo land?
The Osu caste system is an ancient practice in Igboland that discourages social interaction and marriage with a group of persons called Osu (Igbo: outcast).