Atama soup

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Atama soup
Region or stateCross River State
Associated national cuisineNigeria
Main ingredientsVegetable, palm nut, atama leaf

Atama soup is a vegetable and palm nut soup that originates from the Efik People of Cross River State in South South Nigeria.[1][2] It is popularly known amongst the Cross River and Akwa Ibom People of Nigeria. The soup is made from palm kernel; the extract of oil obtained from the palm kernel is what is used to make the soup. Atama soup is mostly thick and cooked with variety of meat, dry fish and sometimes periwinkle. Ingredients for preparing it include: fresh palm kernel, onions, salt, and others.

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  1. ^ "Top Exotic Nigerian Dishes You Must Taste This Week". Nigerian Bulletin - Nigeria News Updates. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  2. ^ "Ikot Ekpene: The Raffia City |". Archived from the original on 2017-02-21. Retrieved 2017-02-21.