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The yellow substance surrounding the seed is an excellent fodder for livestock..Sumbala or Sumbara an extremely healthy and nutritious condiment which is much appreciated  by the local population, is prepared from the boiled seeds which are.then left to ferment. Sumbala, rich in lipids and vitamins, is disappearing from the market replaced by Maggi or other stock cubes of European origin. The pods contain a potent natural insecticide and are used, together with the bark of another tree, Erythopléum guineensis, in the fight against termites and other harmful insects.........