Grains Of Peace
The Cameroonian Aframomum. The grain of sharing and friendship.
In Loum, the traders call it "Jujube". It grows at the foot of the Ekom falls. The Bamileke people hand out jujube seeds as a sign of peace.
Cameroonians eat them all day long like sweets. They always have some on them, in their shirt pockets, like a lucky charm to be shared with friends. The Bamileke people use them during their royal inaugurations and other ceremonies for the nobility, as well as during protection and blessing rites.
Cooks Tip: The grain of peace has light fruity and floral notes. Its liquorice and mandarin flavours will delight your tastebuds!
Its notes of liquorice and mandarin will enliven a citrus fruit salad. Lightly crush the seeds to bring a splendid crunch to a chocolate cake.
Simply crush lightly with a pestle and mortar.