Tetrapleura tetraptera is a species of plant from Africa. The plant is called Esesse – 4 Cotés in Cameroon
The fruit is commonly used as a spice and a natural multivitamin. It is rich in protein, lipids, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin C.
It is boiled in soup and fed to mothers to prevent contraction after giving birth. It is also used to flavor soft drinks. The main ingredients are tannins, flavonoids and starch.