Nkulenu Palm Soup Base (Palmnut concentrate)



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Nkulenu Palm Soup Base

Nkulenu Palm Soup Base is a traditional Ghanaian ingredient used to prepare palm nut soup, a popular West African dish. It is a concentrated blend made from palm fruit extract, which adds a rich, creamy texture and a distinct palm nut flavor to the soup.
Ingredients: Palm nut pulp (58%), water, salt, mixed spices

Typical Values As Sold 100ml Provides:  
Energy 350kcal  
Fat 25g  
Fibre 5g  
Carbohydrates 20g  
Protein 25g  
Sodium 400mg  
Keep in a cool dry place.

Package Information
Comes in a tin container

Here are some common uses of Nkulenu Palm Soup Base:

  1. Palm Nut Soup: The primary and most popular use of Nkulenu Palm Soup Base is in the preparation of palm nut soup. It serves as a base ingredient, providing the rich and creamy palm nut flavor that characterizes this West African delicacy.

  2. Soups and Stews: Apart from palm nut soup, Nkulenu Palm Soup Base can be used to enhance the flavor of other soups and stews. It can add a unique nutty taste and a velvety texture to a variety of dishes, such as vegetable soups or meat stews.

  3. Sauces and Gravies: The concentrated flavor of Nkulenu Palm Soup Base makes it a great addition to sauces and gravies. It can contribute a distinct palm nut flavor, adding depth and complexity to your sauces for meats, vegetables, or rice dishes.

  4. Marinades and Dressings: Nkulenu Palm Soup Base can be incorporated into marinades or dressings to infuse dishes with its unique taste. It can add a rich and tangy element to your marinades for meats or be mixed into dressings for salads and other dishes.

  5. Flavor Enhancer: In addition to being a base ingredient, Nkulenu Palm Soup Base can be used as a flavor enhancer. Even a small amount can bring a subtle palm nut taste to various dishes, such as stir-fries, rice dishes, or even as a seasoning for grilled or roasted meats.


Here's how to prepare Banga Soup using Nkulenu Palm Soup Base


  • 2 cups Nkulenu Palm Soup Base (palm fruit concentrate)
  • 500g beef, goat meat, or fish (your choice of protein)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 cups water or broth
  • 2-3 fresh or dried chili peppers (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • Salt and seasoning cubes to taste
  • A handful of crayfish (optional)
  • 1-2 cups of vegetables (e.g., spinach, ugu leaves, bitter leaves), washed and chopped


  1. In a pot, boil the meat or fish with onions, garlic, seasoning cubes, and salt until tender. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  2. In a separate pot, pour in the Nkulenu Palm Soup Base and add water or broth. Stir well to dissolve the concentrate.
  3. Place the pot with the Nkulenu Palm Soup Base on medium heat and bring to a simmer. Allow it to cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the cooked meat or fish to the pot and let it simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Add the chili peppers and crayfish (if using) to the pot and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Finally, add the chopped vegetables and cook for a few more minutes until the vegetables are tender but still vibrant in color.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Other Information
The main ingredient in Nkulenu Palm Soup Base is palm fruit, also known as "sauce graine" or "banga." Other typical ingredients include meat or fish, vegetables (such as bitter leaf or ugu), spices, and seasonings.

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400.00 Grams
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