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Ukwa (African Breadfruit)

Ukwa (African Breadfruit)

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Ukwa (African Breadfruit)

Ukwa, also known as African breadfruit, is a nutritious and versatile food that is commonly consumed in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. It is a popular staple food that is rich in nutrients and has a unique flavor and texture. It is naturally gluten-free, making it a great option for individuals with dietary restrictions.

Benefits of Ukwa:

High in fiber: Ukwa is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps to regulate bowel movements and improve digestive health.

Rich in nutrients: Ukwa is packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, and vitamin C.

Gluten-free: Ukwa is naturally gluten-free, making it a great alternative for individuals with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Satisfying: Ukwa has a unique taste and texture that is both satisfying and filling, making it an excellent choice for a healthy and satisfying meal.

Now let’s get cooking! 

Servings: 1


  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins




  • 2 cups of ukwa (African breadfruit)
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Stockfish or smoked fish
  • Crayfish
  • Onion
  • Ground pepper
  • Palm oil


  1. Wash the ukwa in clean water and transfer it to a pot.
  2. Add enough water to cover the ukwa and bring it to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes and drain the water.
  3. Add fresh water to the ukwa and boil for another 15-20 minutes until it is soft.
  4. Drain the water from the ukwa and rinse it in cold water.
  5. In a separate pot, heat up some palm oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and sauté until they are soft and translucent.
  6. Add the boiled ukwa to the pot and stir well.
  7. Add the smoked fish or stockfish, crayfish, and ground pepper to the pot and stir well.
  8. Add salt to taste and stir well.
  9. Cover the pot and let the mixture simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Serve the ukwa hot as a side dish or as a main course.
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