Frozen Ukwu/Ukwa 200g



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Frozen Ukwu/Ukwa

Ukwa seeds are breadfruit seeds popular in Nigeria, it is derived from the large seeds of the breadfruit tree.
Ukwu/Ukwa come with many great nutrients some of which are listed below.
Typical Values 100g Provides:  
Calories 102cal  
Carbohydrates 38.3g  
Protein 7.4g  
Vitamin C 29mg  
Fat 15.9g  
Ukwa seeds should be stored in an airtight container. A glass jar or a food-grade plastic container with a tight-fitting lid works well. Ensure that the container is clean and dry before adding the seeds.
Package Information
Comes in a plastic bag.
Ukwa is often used to prepared a porridge or used as an ingredient in various dishes. It is a versatile ingredient and can be enjoyed in both sweet and savory recipes. Some common preparations of ukwa include adding it to soups, stews, or sauces, or incorporating it into dishes like pottage, porridge, or rice-based meals.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to prepare Ukwa:


  • 2 cups of dried Ukwa (African breadfruit seeds)
  • Water for soaking and cooking
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional seasonings: onion, crayfish, palm oil, pepper, and/or other preferred spices


  1. Soak the Ukwa seeds: Place the dried Ukwa seeds in a large bowl and cover them with water. Soak the seeds overnight or for at least 6-8 hours to soften them.

  2. Remove the skin: After soaking, drain the water from the seeds. Using a knife or your fingers, peel off the brown skin covering each seed. This step can be time-consuming but is important to remove the tough outer layer.

  3. Rinse the seeds: Rinse the peeled Ukwa seeds thoroughly under running water to remove any remaining skin or debris.

  4. Cook the Ukwa: In a large pot, add the peeled and rinsed Ukwa seeds. Pour enough water into the pot to cover the seeds completely. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat.

  5. Boil and parboil: Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and let the Ukwa simmer for about 15-20 minutes. This initial boiling helps to soften the seeds further.

  6. Drain and rinse again: After parboiling, drain the water from the pot. Rinse the Ukwa seeds again under cold running water to remove any residual starch.

  7. Cook the Ukwa with seasonings: Return the parboiled Ukwa seeds to the pot. Add enough water to cover the seeds once again. If desired, add salt and any other preferred seasonings such as diced onion, crayfish, palm oil, pepper, or other spices for flavoring.

  8. Simmer until tender: Place the pot back on the stove over low to medium heat. Cover the pot and allow the Ukwa to cook, stirring occasionally, until the seeds become tender and the consistency turns into a porridge-like texture. This may take about 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the desired tenderness.

  9. Adjust seasoning and serve: Taste the cooked Ukwa and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more salt or spices according to your preference. Serve the Ukwa while it's hot as a main dish or side dish.

Did You Know?
In traditional medicine, various parts of the breadfruit tree, including the bark, leaves, and seeds, are used for their medicinal properties. They are believed to have potential health benefits, including treating ailments such as diarrhea, hypertension, and diabetes.

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200.00 Grams