Tetrapleura tetraptera is a species of flowering plant from Western Africa. The plant is called Esese/4 Cotés in Cameroon, Prekese in Ghana, Uhio (Uhiokrihio) in Nigeria.
The fruit is conventionally used as spice and as a natural multivitamins. It is rich in protein, lipids, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamin C. It is cooked in soup and fed to mothers to prevent post-partum contraction. It’s to flavor soft drinks. The major constituents are Tannins, flavonoids and starch.