Neres

Neres

About Neres

Parkia biglobosa or Nere is a tree of the genus Parkia in the family Fabaceae. In West Africa, its fruits are fermented to a condiment called 'soumbala' or 'dawa-dawa'. The striking red spherical inflorescences, which appear in the dry season, are often used by children for games. The yellowish powder inside the seed pods is sweet and can be eaten without preparation but is also made into a drink. The pods are boiled, making a black liquid used for sealing floors.