Uda seeds are actually 1 fibrous pod and 5 to 8 seeds. They are used in the preparation of a popular coffee named Touba(a Senegalese spicy coffee) because of its original flavor(a mixture of coconut, nutmeg, eucalyptus, turmeric and ginger). Its aroma is reminiscent of wood resin. In Traditional African Medicine, it is used for everything related to respiratory problems.
Scientific name: Xylopia aethiopica Other names : Selim pepper, long black pepper, Guinea pepper, Negro pepper, Ethiopian pepper, kani pepper, Hwentia Botanical Family: Annonaceae