Peanut Butter is known as ‘Odii’ in Uganda and made totally from natural ingredients; a combination of roasted groundnuts and roasted sesame seeds. These sesame seeds are cleaned, then they are sorted using a local method called ‘winnowing’. It takes only a few women no time at all to sort a full basket. When the seeds are separated from the chaff, they are mixed with the groundnuts, using a ratio of 1:2 groundnuts to sesame seeds.
The women blend the mixture in a mill and finally it’s churned - a process that takes less than an hour. When it has become a smooth brown paste, it is packaged into smaller containers ready to be taken to the market.
Peanut butter is used in many local Ugandan dishes as it is a great source of protein, particularly for those who cannot afford meat or animal protein.
When you travel to Uganda with Safari Joe enjoy many traditional local dishes cooked using groundnuts.