- What is it?
In Ghana, Prekese is the name for Tetrapleura tetraptera or the Aidan tree. Although this deciduous tree, which reaches heights between 60 and 70 feet, grows throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, it is most popular in Ghana where locals take pride in using its fruit and bark in both food and medicine. In markets all over Ghana, one can find strips of prekese ready to buy. Prekese carries a slightly sweet, stringent flavor. It is usually added to soups, but can even be used to flavor soft drinks.
- How should I use it?
Prekese chips are most often added to soups in Ghana shortly before the soup is finished and ready to consume. Doing this adds vitamins and minerals to the broth such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Prekese also contains lipids which are essential for storing energy and forming strong cell membranes.
- Facts and info
In studies, scientists have tested the folkloric uses of prekese to determine the truth of them. They found that the plant’s fruit does indeed assist in management of arthritis, adult-onset type 2 diabetes, and other inflammatory conditions. This is enabled by the tannins, flavonoids, and starches naturally present in prekese chips.
- Why buy from Goldleaf?
Goldleaf Hydroponics works with a small farm in Ghana, West Africa, to bring the freshest, most diverse natural products to the United States and worldwide, including our Prekese Chips, or Tetrapleura tetraptera. Our small family business has a close relationship with the farmer and crew of 10 whose passion is for growing and farming in a way that is harmonious with nature. If you have any questions about our products or farming practices, please ask and we will be happy to chat by phone or email.
Free shipping and discreet packaging are included with all African goods. We ship most of these items via USPS and in vacuum sealed bags. All orders are fulfilled from our Bloomington, Indiana, retail store, and usually delivered within 2-3 days. Enjoy easy payment online via credit card or PayPal with the confidence of an American business. Call us for payment by check or cryptocurrency.
Goldleaf offers retail and wholesale pricing for bulk African orders. Please contact us at 1-812-500-0423 or email@example.com with any special requests or for bulk pricing by the kilogram.
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