Also commonly called afang or eru, Gnetum africanum is a wild vine with lots of nutritious value and health-boosting compounds. Though it is technically not a domesticated or cultivated plant, its potential as a subsistence food for health and nutrients has led it to be wild foraged in its native habitat and purposefully cultivated as a nourishing potherb and vegetable.
Even more convenient than its value as a cooked vegetable is its use as a powdered phytocompound- and nutrient-rich supplement. Since Gnetum africanum was traditionally used in soups and stews, the powder can also be mixed and consumed in these food preparations.
Gnetum Africanum powder information:
Scientific Name: Gnetum africanum
Alternative Names: African jointfir, Koko, M’fumbua, Ukase, Afang, Fumbua, Okok, Eru
Common Name: Eru, Afang, African jointfir
Countries of Origin: Nigeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and most of Tropical Africa
Components: Proteins, antioxidants, amino acids, leucine, cysteine, glutamic acid, histidine, aspartic acid, dietary iodine
Ingredients: Wild-harvested Gnetum africanum
Parts Used: Leaves, stems, roots
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of your favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or a favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
Legal Information: The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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