Ukwa is an African tree whose seeds, fruit and leaves are used for food. The tree is tolerant to some cold. It grows true to seed. This fruit is sometimes called African Breadfruit, though it is unrelated to actual breadfruit, because it can be boiled and eaten as a starch, as breadfruit can be.
Likewise, people ask, where is ukwa?
Ukwa East is a Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Akwete.
Furthermore, what is breadfruit in Igbo language?
African breadfruit – or Ukwa in Igbo – is an edible traditional fruit. Belonging to the Moraceae family, it is related to other exotic fruits like breadnut, jackfruit, figs and mulberries. It is consumed, for example in Nigeria, where it is eaten as a main dish.
What is the real name of ukwa?
What is ukwa called in English?
Treculia africana is a species of tree known in English as African breadfruit (Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, USA), breadfruit (Nigeria), wild jackfruit (Tanzania, Uganda), and African boxwood (Malawi). Many names are given to this species in the Igbo language in southern Nigeria, but the most common is ukwa.