Uziza leaves (a handful of thinly sliced leaves) 3. #grinningexcitedly#. All r in my freezer now. Not only dt, I also made Oha soup n Ayamase stew….for d 1st time! The crude fiber content of uziza leaf was also found to be high, so consumption of this leaf could aid digestion, Uziza how I differentiate it. Ogbono Seeds (a 170g milk tin size) 2. That’s what I use to match the name to the leaf. This picture makes me smile because it reminds me of my early blogging days. GANGRONEMA latifolium (utazi) is a climbing shrub with broad, heart-shaped leaves that has a characteristic sharp, bitter and slightly sweet taste, especially when eaten fresh. Uziza is the only one that has two Zs. Often times, people confuse utazi leaf with uziza leaves since the names sound alike. Because of the spiciness, uziza is … Piper guineense known as iyere in Yoruba and uziza in Igbo is in the family Piperaceae. Recipe 1. It is a West African spice plant commonly called ashanti pepper (Okoye and Ebeledike, 2013). Proximate analysis reveals that the plant contains crude protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals. Uziza have nutritional and non-nutritional factors which are responsible for its aroma, flavor, and preservative properties. Lawsonia inermis – henna, cypress shrub, egyptian privet, alkanna – laali in yoruba, uhie inine in Igbo. On the hand, the leaves of uziza are also green but it has a spicy scent unlike utazi leaves. The igbo readers on my Facebook page confirmed to me that Uziza is spelt with a “U” not “O”, I used to be confused. leaves of Senecio biafrae – worowo in Yoruba; leaves of Talinum triangulare (water leaf) or Basella alba, Indian spinach in English, Amunututu in Yoruba It is known as Uziza in Igbo and Iyere in Yoruba. This uziza okro soup is actually the third or fourth on the blog but they are all cooked differently. Chubby Ella posted Okro soup cooked without meat . Uziza Recipes. Other common names are benin pepper, guinea pepper, false cubeb and Kale (Tapsell et al., 2006). There is a post on okro soup with ewedu leaves cooked differently from the Yoruba ewedu soup. Olufunke Faluyi. English Name: Bitter Leaf Local Name: Onugbu (Igbo), Efo Ewuro (Yoruba), Shakwa shuwaka (Hausa), Etidot (Cross River State of Nigeria) Botanical Name: Vernonia amygdalina As the name implies, the plant is actually bitter and is used in preparing the popular Nigerian bitter leaf soup. The leaves of utazi are green and tough and look like the leaves of orange tree. Hubby (half Ibo,half yoruba) said i nailed it,afta it went down wt yellow garri. Ogbono is also called Apon by my yoruba people. All these vegetables have at least one Z in the name. 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