ASAAWA: A symbol of tenderness, sweetness

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Sweet Berry

A symbol of tenderness, sweetness

Asawa means sweet berry in Akan. The plant is native to the local tribes of West Africa one of which is the Akan tribe. When eaten, the berries have a modifying taste on the tongue and are capable of making normally sour foods taste like they have been sweetened. The fruits of this plants are considered as natural sweeteners and are used to symbolize tenderness and sweetness.