Tomatoes, garlic, peppers, and spices.
The peppers in the hot pepper sauce contain capsaicin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Capsaicin has also been linked to weight loss and improved heart health. The garlic and ginger in Kpakpo Shito are also known for their immune-boosting properties.
In Ghana, shito is used with a variety of dishes. These include kenkey, steamed rice, garri and waakye (rice and beans), and banku. Indeed, its uses have been adapted to that of local ketchup, hot sauce, or chili oil. It is not uncommon to find shito being eaten with white bread or spring rolls.