Ogbono soup is often eaten with 'fufu' like pounded yam or eba. It is likewise known as 'draw soup' owing to the mucilage filled texture it has.
It might take sometime for some to get used to it due to it's texture but once you give it a taste,it tastes great and makes you crave for more.
Before moving into the procedures proper,it will be good for us to know what Ogbono is.
What is Ogbono?
Ogbono seeds are gotten from a fruit known as 'Irvingia gabonensis' also called African mango,wild mango or bush mango. It is mainly found in the Central and West Africa as well as South-east Asia. The whole fruit is edible while the seeds only,are used to make 'Ogbono soup'.
Health benefits of Ogbono Soup.
Ogbono soup is very nutritious and filled with vital nutrients and minerals. African mango is well known for its health benefits and is a good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
According to research Ogbono helps in the following;
1. Stabilizing blood sugar levels.
2. Aid in weight loss.
3. Reduce high blood pressure.
4. Help lower cholesterol levels.
Without wasting much of your time,let me now dive into the procedures or steps involved in cooking 'Ogbono soup'.
1. 2 handfuls of Ogbono seeds or 3 handful of ground Ogbono powder will suffice.