Kolanut (Cola Nitida)
Kolanut is one of the many Nigerian fruits that is origin is believed to be also Nigerian. The Kolanut tree is large with very thick foliage which provides shade for traditional moonlight relaxation.The kolanut fruit is an oblong shaped green pod within which composite nuts are arranged mostly in rows. The pod is harvested and broken; the nut extracted and the skin peeled to reveal the edible nut.
Kolanut is one fruit that makes meaning differently to different part of Nigeria. It is commercially grown in the west where it is known as 'Obi', consumed in the north where it is known as 'Goro' and revered in the east where it is known as 'Oji' and 'Ibong'.