For African-Americans visiting the continent for the first time, the serious business of soup soon confronts them.
They take a lot into consideration, including the right pepper component in a soup, as well as, its combination of vegetables and other ingredients.
While what ingredients find their way into the African soup pot vary from country to country and is dependent on individual preferences, a common denominator is a protein source, be it chicken, goat meat or fish.
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Here are some 5 soups to sample while visiting the motherland: