What you didn’t know about prekese (Aidan fruit).


This purplish-brown fruit of the Aidan tree, peaks from September to December. These long, curving pods hang from the tips of branches clad with some small green leaves and flowers that shift from creamy pink to deep orange in spring.

When used as a cooking spice, it adds a slightly sweet yet stringent flavor that imbues dishes and drinks with a fragrant sugary aroma. This Aidan tree species of flowering plant in the pea family thrives in secondary forests and rainforests, but they can also be found in Savana woodlands and occasionally on African plains from across west Africa, including Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Angola, and Tanzania.


When added to meals for its health benefits, or consumed exclusively for medicinal purposes, prekese extracts have been credited with healing a variety of ailments. Some practitioners will combine it with elixirs in the hope of preventing ulcers, inhibiting bacterial growth, improving asthma, and promoting blood flow.

Prekese is also rich in essential phytochemicals and nutrients like potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, calcium, and vitamin c. When consumed regularly, it helps with diabetes and glucose levels, reducing hypertension, restoring blood loss, producing milk, relieving fevers, and having wound-healing effects.

SOURCE: www.ghnewslive.com