We sell fresh kola nuts in their natural state. Kola nuts have a bitter taste when chewed fresh. When they are dried, the taste becomes milder. They also come with an array of health benefits, even more than you might expect.
The kola nut (Makasu) is the fruit of the kola tree (Cola acuminata and Cola nitida), originated from the tropical rainforest of Africa. The trees, which reach heights of 40 to 60 feet, produce a star-shaped fruit. Each fruit contains between two and five kola nuts. About the size of a chestnut, this little fruit is packed with caffeine which may give a person's metabolism a boost.
Kola nut and kola nut extract are generally considered safe by the FDA and other governing bodies around the world. Kola has been used as a food additive in the United States since the late 1800s and has caused little problems.