Dark Velvet Tamarind is poppularly known as 'yoryi' in some neighborhood dialects in Ghana.It is called Awin in Yoruba, Icheku in Igbo and Tsamiyar kurm in Hausa.Dark velvet tamarind or Dialium Guineense is commonplace tamarind with a dark smooth hard shell, orange tacky mash and the level round earthy colored seed.
Yooyi or Akosua tumtum (Tamarind Velvet): Health benefits and medicinal use. Tamarind Velvet is a whole different fruit, but the name is confusing. Yooyi or Akosua Tumtum, as some people call it, has an English name which is Tamarind Velvet. The fruit contains ascorbic acid which is an anti-scurvy hence used as food supplement. Medicinal use Increases Antioxidant capacity of the body. Prevents hypertension. Treats gastric ulcer. Reduce inflammation in the bronchial tubes. Cures toothache. Tamarind Velvet