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nut trees suffered during the war in northern Uganda. This was because many camp dwellers earned their living by making charcoal and this tree makes good charcoal. Otherwise, the plant is known and liked for oil that is extracted from its seeds.

The oil from these seeds are used for many purposes; as food---- the oil is not used to fry food. It is added to cooked food like peas in simsim paste, dried meat also in simsim paste and others. The oil had ceremonial functions too--- in coronation of chiefs etc.
The fruits a good too. They have very good and attracting smell. Being a drupe, it has soft juice mesocarp.