Description: The Kola Nut, scientifically known as Cola Nitida, is sourced from an evergreen tree indigenous to Africa. Although its origins lie in Africa, it is now cultivated in numerous tropical regions across the globe. This tree can reach impressive heights of up to 70 feet and bears white flowers. The seeds of the Kola Nut are obtained from seed pods that develop on the tree and are harvested when the fruit reaches full ripeness.
Common Uses: The Kola Nut has found widespread use in the flavoring of numerous soft drinks. However, well before its incorporation as a popular soda flavoring, it held a significant cultural role in African traditions, where it was revered as an aphrodisiac.