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Peanut soup
West African peanut soup with fufu
Alternative names Groundnut soup
Type Soup
Course Main
Region or state African cuisine
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Peanuts, onions, tomatoes, aubergine, okra, ashanti pepper, ginger, bay leaves, rosemary sprig, peanut butter, water

Peanut soup or groundnut soup is a soup made from peanuts, often with various other ingredients. It is a staple of African cuisine but is also eaten in East Asia (Taiwan), the United States (mainly in Virginia) and other areas around the world. It is also common in various Latin American regions, such as Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, where it can sometimes be served with bone meat and hollow short pasta or fries. In Ghana it is often eaten with fufu or omo tuo. Groundnut soup is also a native soup of the Benin (Edo) people in Nigeria and it is often eaten with pounded yam. Some of the essential ingredients used in making it are Piper guineense (uziza seed) and Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf).

It is a delicacy that is prepared from groundnut which is mashed into a paste, usually termed as groundnut paste. Groundnut soup is eaten with fufu, banku, kenkey and so on. It is a delicacy that Ghanaian and people in other African countries consume, such as in Sierra Leone. It is popularly known by Ghanaians in an Akan language called Nkatenkwan.


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