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Prosopis africana (Mimosaceae): Stem, Roots, and Seeds in the Economy of the Savanna Areas of Nigeria

D. A. Agboola
Economic Botany
Vol. 58, Supplement (Winter, 2004), pp. S34-S42
Published by: Springer on behalf of New York Botanical Garden Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4256906
Page Count: 9
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Prosopis africana (Mimosaceae): Stem, Roots, and Seeds in the Economy of the Savanna Areas of Nigeria
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Abstract

Prosopis africana is a multipurpose tree of great economic value among the rural communities in the Guinea savanna of Nigeria. The fruit of the tree is used as feed for animals, while the seeds are fermented to make ukpehe, a highly proteinaceous condiment. The tree is not cultivated. The products from the hard wood, such as some wooden farm implements, kitchen utensils, and planks for construction, are extensively traded. The tree is a good source of firewood and charcoal. The secondary roots are used as medicine. Fully documented and discussed here are the various uses of some parts of the tree, including the stem, seeds, and roots. /// A. prosopis é uma árvore multifacetada de grande valor economico entre as comunidades rurais da savana guiniense da Nigéria. O fruto da árvore é usado como alimento para os animais enquanto as sementes são fermentadas para fazer "ukpehe," um condimento com alto valor em proteinas. A árvore não é cultivada. Utensílios para cozinha, instrumentos para a agricultura e tábuuas para a construçao civil fabricados com a madeira desta árvore sáo comercializados em larga escala. Esta espécie de árvore é uma boa fonte de lenha e carvăo. As raizes secundárias săo usada como medica. mentos. os diversos vsos das diferentes partes desta árvore, troncos, sementes e raizes estão amplamente documentados e discutidos.

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