Ofe akwu is a West African local stew prepared with palm kernel fruits and other ingredients.
It is prepared using palm fruit oil extract or concentrate which is dissimilar from the usual cooking palm oil.
The palm fruit extract is simply obtained by using mortar to slightly pound the palm fruits to extract the flesh from the nuts.
In the absence of mortar, hand is an alternative way of extracting the flesh from the nuts.
Palm fruits extract has reduced saturated fat because it contains only water and oil.
The local spices used in the preparation of ofe akwu stew gives it a very tantalising taste.
Ofe akwu tends to be more appetising than the usual tomato stew.
It is best served with boiled white rice.