- Maggi Africain (Africain Stock-Cubes) : Maggi Africain or Africain "Stock-cubes" refer to Néré seeds which are fermented and rolled into a ball e used to flavor the sauces that accompany every meal of or rice , the staple food of the Burkina Faso. Maggi Africain or Africain "Stock-cubes" are also known as Soumbala .