Locust beans (Iru) – 1 portion

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Locust beans called  iru by Yorubas, ‘ogiri’, ‘dawa dawa’ by Igbos, is a local seasoning commonly used in soups and stews. Although it has an unpleasant smell, it adds a lot of flavor when used in soups and stews.It can be found in a wide range of environments in Africa and is primarily grown for its pods that contain both a sweet pulp and valuable seeds.

Nutrients found in locust beans

  1. Lipid (29%)
  2. Protein (35%)
  3. Carbohydrate (16%)

Benefits of using locust beans

  • It helps to promote good sight and drives away hypertension and diseases conditions like stroke and diabetes.
  • It also contains tannins, astringent substances found in many plants. This can help in the treatment of diarrhoea.
  • It can help with facilitating weight loss and controlling blood sugar levels.


This condiment tastes good and can serve as a tastier alternative to regular seasoning cubes spices cubes.

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