We all grew up seeing these fruits around the corner of the street, but did you know their English names?
These are five of the most common fruits and their botanical or English names.
1. Black Velvet Tamarind
Real names of popular Nigerian fruits- Black Velvet Tamarind
This fruit is commonly known in Nigeria as Icheku (Igbo), Awin (Yoruba) and Tsamiyar kurm (Hausa). It is also known among children as “lickie lickie”.
2. Tropical Almonds
Real names of popular Nigerian fruits- Tropical Almonds
This delicious fruit is referred to as “fruit” and can be found in many parts of Southern Nigeria.
3. Rose Apple
Real names of popular Nigerian fruits- Rose Apple
This rose apple is commonly referred to as “Local Apple”.
4. African Star Apple
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You would be more successful finding this fruit in Nigeria if you call it (Yoruba) or Udara (Igbo). Some people also call it “African Cherry”
5. Tiger nuts
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This fruit is popularly known as Aki Hausa in the Southeast, in the North and Ofio in the Southwest.