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African Herbs

baobab leaves  Notes:   African cooks use leaves from the massive baobab tree to thicken their stews.  Like okra, the leaves give the dish a slimy texture that's characteristic of West African stews.  Substitutes:  okra OR file gumbo OR ogbono

kuka  Notes:  This African herb is a powder made from the leaves of a baobab trees.  Substitutes:   file powder

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