Ogbono soup

Ogbono soup, is a [[Nigeria] edo dish made with ground dry ogbono seeds[1] (the local name for Irvingia)[2] with considerable local variation. The ground ogbono seeds are used as a thickener, and give the soup a black coloration.[2] Besides seeds, water and palm oil, it typically contains meat and/or fish seasonings such as chili pepper,[2] leaf vegetables and other vegetables. Typical leaf vegetables include bitterleaf and celosia. Typical other vegetables include tomatoes and okra. Typical seasonings include chiles, onions, and iru (fermented locust beans).[2] Typical meats include beef, goat, fish,[2] chicken, bush meat, shrimp, or crayfish.

Ogbono soup
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Alternative namesDraw Soup
Place of originNigeria
Region or stateEdo
Main ingredientsOgbono seeds, water, oil, leaf vegetables (bitterleaf and celosia), other vegetables, seasonings, meat

It can be eaten with fufu,[2]or with Pounded Yam In other countries the soup may be available in packaged prepared form in some markets that specialize in Western African foods.[2] Ogbono soup has a mucilaginous (slimy) texture,[3] similar to okra soup.

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  1. ^ Atiku, M.K. (2003). Strengthening Food and Beverages Quality Standards and Safety as a Stimulant for Industrial Growth. Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology. p. 178. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Wright, Clifford A. (2011). The Best Soups in the World. John Wiley & Sons. p. 51. ISBN 978-1118109250.
  3. ^ Odumade, Omotolani (May 21, 2018). "Soups every Nigerian should be able to make". Pulse.ng. Retrieved October 2, 2018.

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