It is known as Uziza in Igbo and Iyere in Yoruba. Because of the spiciness, uziza is … This uziza okro soup is actually the third or fourth on the blog but they are all cooked differently. Uziza Recipes. Other common names are benin pepper, guinea pepper, false cubeb and Kale (Tapsell et al., 2006). Uziza how I differentiate it. I believe it got the double z from the zing, the spiciness. There is a post on okro soup with ewedu leaves cooked differently from the Yoruba ewedu soup. I jst reproduced ur version of ‘Ofe Uziza’ ds evni, tell u wot, sis! Dooney dearie, u r simply God-sent! leaves of Senecio biafrae – worowo in Yoruba; leaves of Talinum triangulare (water leaf) or Basella alba, Indian spinach in English, Amunututu in Yoruba 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. The crude fiber content of uziza leaf was also found to be high, so consumption of this leaf could aid digestion, Ogbono Seeds (a 170g milk tin size) 2. Uziza is the only one that has two Zs. On the hand, the leaves of uziza are also green but it has a spicy scent unlike utazi leaves. That’s what I use to match the name to the leaf. All r in my freezer now. Recipe 1. This picture makes me smile because it reminds me of my early blogging days. Hubby (half Ibo,half yoruba) said i nailed it,afta it went down wt yellow garri. Often times, people confuse utazi leaf with uziza leaves since the names sound alike. Chubby Ella posted Okro soup cooked without meat . leaves of Talinum triangulare (water leaf) or Basella alba, Indian spinach in English, Amunututu in Yoruba West African black pepper/Ashanti pepper (Piper guineense, Uziza in Igbo and Ata iyere in Yoruba Uziza have nutritional and non-nutritional factors which are responsible for its aroma, flavor, and preservative properties. Ogbono is also called Apon by my yoruba people. All these vegetables have at least one Z in the name. The leaves of utazi are green and tough and look like the leaves of orange tree. Lawsonia inermis – henna, cypress shrub, egyptian privet, alkanna – laali in yoruba, uhie inine in Igbo. Thank u4 putting dis special soup up here. The igbo readers on my Facebook page confirmed to me that Uziza is spelt with a “U” not “O”, I used to be confused. Not only dt, I also made Oha soup n Ayamase stew….for d 1st time! Olufunke Faluyi. It is a West African spice plant commonly called ashanti pepper (Okoye and Ebeledike, 2013). 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. 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