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Most Nigerians Don’t know the names of these popular Nigerian fruits

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We all grew up seeing these fruits around the corner of the street, but most of us don’t know their English names

Some fruits that are originated in West Africa were either given a traditional name or an invented name. You probably didn’t know the real names of these popular Nigerian fruits.

These are five of the most common fruits and their botanical or English names.

1. Rose Apple

This rose apple is commonly referred to as “Local Apple”in Nigeria.

2. Tropical Almonds

This delicious fruit mostly referred to as “fruit” and can be found in many parts of Southern Nigeria.

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3. Black Velvet Tamarind


This fruit is commonly known in Nigeria as Icheku (Igbo), Awin (Yoruba) and Tsamiyar kurm (Hausa). It is also known among children as “lickie lickie”.

4. Tiger nuts

This fruit is popularly known as Aki Hausa in the Southeast, in the North and Ofio in the Southwest. The name “Tiger nut” is gradually becoming popular amongst Nigerians though.

5. African Star Apple

You would be more successful finding this fruit in Nigeria if you call it Agbalumo (Yoruba) or Udara (Igbo). Some people also call it “African Cherry”.

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  1. Adeleke tunde

    March 12, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Nice

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