Foods of Zanzibar Naturally Healthy, Spicy, Decadent and Everything in Between

Zanzibaris have perfected the art of taking any food and adding a blend of spices that turn ordinary into exotic. From seafood to rice, each popular dish brings the taste buds to life in the most delicious way.
— By John Jacobs

In Swahili, Zanzibar is called Unguja. Located in the Indian Ocean, it is an island that lies 22 miles off the coast of central Africa and is one of a group of islands, along with Tanganyika on the mainland, that form the United Republic of Tanzania. Zanzibar is believed to have once been part of the African continent, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

The tropical island is covered with coconut palms, tropical fruit trees, rich vegetation, patches of forest, grass-covered flat clay plains, and lots of fertile soil for gardening and plantations. It is the coconut palms, tropical fruit, fertile soil, and ocean location that led to a food culture that is inviting; warm; and makes you think of the beach, sun, and comra...

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