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Edikang Ikong Soup, A Tasty Meal With Difference, Check out Its Preparation And Nutritional Values.

Vegetable soup frequently called edikang Ikong soup is a native soup of the people of Cross River and Akwa Ibom State, mostly the Efiks and Ibibio of the South South region of Nigeria. It is commonly eaten within Nigeria and accross many countries of the world due to its delicious taste, aroma and high nutritional content.

The main leaves used in the preparation of edikang ikong soup are pumpkin leaves (Ugu in Igbo language) and water leaf.

Other ingredients for the soup includes the following:

- stock fish

- Dry fish

- Cow skin

- Beef

- Periwinkle

- Crayfish

- Palm oil, meat stock, Maggi cubes, salt, pepper, etc.


1) Wash the vegetable leaf and water leaf properly and shred into small pieces.

2) Steam your desired protein.

3) Add the shredded water leaf to the   protein pot mix and cover the pot after some minutes add Crayfish and palm oil, etc.

4) Add the vegetable and simmer for about 5 minutes (this makes it fresh) and bring down the pot and your edikang ikong soup is ready. Note it is best cooked and eaten fresh.

When properly cooked, this soup releases an irresistible enticing aroma within the environment. It is eaten with any swallow of choice such as Eba, Wheat, pounded yam, starch, akpu, etc.


Edikang Ikong soup is recognized as one of the healthiest soups in the country as it contains variety of nutrients. Its rich nutritional contents include; Protein, Vitamin B1, B2 and E, Fiber, Folic acid, Carbohydrate, Calcium, Iron, Phosphor, etc.

The health benefits of Edikang Ikong soup includes the following;

1) It aids in blood building, blood circulation and boost the immune system.

2) The leaves contain anti-diabetic agents that can regulate blood glucose level.

3) It gives high energy, muscle building and tissue repairs.

4) It helps in healthy Bone Composition and bone density.

5) Promotes Digestion.

6) Aids in maintaining a healthy skin.

Give this soup a trial and enjoy the health benefit.

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