Nuts & Seeds | Obi | Obi Kola | Kola Nut
Obi Kola from Oyo State, Nigeria.
Fresh Obi: 01-23-2023 (date may not be updated, contact us for fresh date)
WHAT IS KOLA NUT
Kola nut is an important cultural symbol; one of the favorite foods of Orunmila; and an important tool of Ifa. It is offered to guests at weddings and funeral ceremonies. Ceremonial breaking of the kola nut is vital for welcoming people to a village or meeting. It is also used in medicine. It was famously used to make Coco-Cola between 1800s and 2016. Due to Kola nuts high caffeine content it is known to increase energy and reduce hunger.
The kola nut is the fruit of the kola tree (Cola acuminata and Cola nitida) from West Africa. The Kola trees can grow as tall as 40 to 60 feet and they produce a star-shaped fruit. Each fruit contains between two and five kola nuts. About the size of a chestnut.
Kola nuts have a bitter taste when chewed fresh. As they become more dry, the taste become milder. 1 lb of obi is about 30 obi and we tend (not guaranteed) to give a little extra.
Message for large Quantities Order
OBI SOLD AS:
1 pound (0.45 kg) of Mixed lobes
2 pounds (0.91 kg) of Mixed Lobes
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 2 lobes Only
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 3 lobes Only
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 4 lobes Only
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 5 lobes Only
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 2 and 3 lobes Only
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 2 and 4 lobes Only
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 2 and 5 lobes Only
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 3 and 4 lobes Only
1 pound (0.45 kg) of 4 and 5 lobes Only
We carry Obi Kola that has 2, 3. 4, and 5 lobes. Our mixed lobe selections will come with a combination of these lobes based on our stock.
For single lobe (ex. 1 pound (0.45 kg) of 2 lobes only) or multiple lobe (ex. 1 pound (0.45 kg) of 2 and 3 lobes Only) if we are out of that selection, you will be contacted and given the option to order another available option or cancel your order.
Orders are fulfilled once delivery is received. Some pre-order may be fulfilled if we have the stock. The price will remain the same for the quantity.
Shipment date is not guaranteed and no refund once order is confirmed. We recommend contacting us before placing the order for details about availability and next shipment date.
**So some Obi may come with tap on it.**
Our obi is fresh. Obi Kola is a seed that grows roots. As the root emerges from the center of the kola nut pushing the lobes a part. So we tape the obi to keep the lobes together. This is done because as obi kola begins to sprout its root the lobes begin to come apart.
**Shipped Obi May come wrapped in moist/wet paper**
Because Obi Kola is a seed, allowing it to dry out will spoil it. We wrap it in moist paper to keep our Obi as fresh as possible.
Also Known as: Obi | Obi Kola | Kola Nut | Cola Acuminata | Obi Abata | Cola nitida | Cola vera | Divination Nut | African Nut
Not sold for consumption; No Exchanges or Returns.