How To Make Ogbono Soup?
What is apon seed in English?
Ogbono soup, known as apon to the Yoruba people, is a Nigerian dish made with ground dry ogbono seeds (the local name for Irvingia) seeds, with considerable local variation. The ground ogbono seeds are used as a thickener, and give the soup a black coloration.
Why is my ogbono bitter?
Ogbono soup might taste bitter if not well cooked. Ogbono unlike other draw soups takes longer to cook. When ogbono is stored for too long, it tastes like soap when cooked. Ensure you don’t store ogbono for too long.F
Can you wash ogbono seeds?
I have never washed ogbono seeds but do shake them in a dry seive to remove dust and other stray particles. It is this over careful cleanliness” of everything we touch and eat that is making our immune systems weakas they cannot build a resistance to common bacteria! A little dirt does us good!
What does the word ogbono mean?
According to research by Chris Chinaka and J.C. Obiefuna, Ogbono is an indigenous forest tree associated with plants classified as ‘non-timber forest products. It goes by various indigenous names in Nigeria. In the Igbo speaking region it is called ‘ogbono/ugiri’ depending on the variety of Igbo.
Is ogbono a mango seed?
Olu Olu® Wild African Ogbono (Mango Seeds) is a rare, tropical ingredient. This is different from the seed found in the mangoes readily available at your local grocery store; it’s traditionally used in preparation of ethnic stews and soups (such as Ogbono, Akpom and Ugiri); and is known to have many medicinal benefits.
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What causes ogbono not to draw?
The third reason why your Ogbono Soup does not draw is that you fried it before adding the meat/fish stock. The ground Ogbono should only be dissolved in the palm oil NOT fried. The more you fry it, the more it loses its drawing ability till you’ve got no potency left.