Bitter leaf is a commonly used vegetable in preparing a host of African food dishes, from West to East Africa, down to the Cape. Look no further for this unique leaf with proven medicinal benefits.
Are you new to the use of bitter leaf?
Bitter leaf is derived from freshly squeezed leaves of a perennial shrub called Vernonia amygdaline. When the leaves are dried and crushed into small bits, it is sold as dried bitter leave. It is used in preparing a wide variety of traditional African foods and soups. It has been shown to have tremendous health benefits. Even though bitter, it leaves a sweet satisfying after taste in the mouth. You can try it in egusi soup, ogbono, and indeed any vegetable soup.