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Ijuba is a South African sorghum beer

Incir is a Turkish word for fig

Ibitoke refers to plantain, a type of banana. Green plantains are peeled by making two or three cuts along the length of the fruit , just deep enough to cut through the thick skin but

Italian basil refers to a tender annual herb Ocimum basilicum with an aromatic flavour reminiscent of mint and cloves used in salads, pesto and Italian cooking, and added at the last

Itim tim refers to a Nyonyan food made of duck with salted vegetables .