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Ground Egusi – 200g


Ground/Blended Egusi is a type of melon seed and a key ingredient in West African Food Cuisine, particularly in Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon.

It is commonly used to prepare a popular soup known as Egusi Soup. Here are some key points about egusi:

  1. Characteristics: Egusi seeds are large, flat, and oval-shaped. They have a white or off-white color and a mild, nutty flavor. The seeds are rich in oil and protein, making them a nutritious ingredient.
  2. Culinary Uses: Egusi is primarily used to prepare Egusi Soup, which is a thick and hearty soup made with a base of ground egusi seeds and various vegetables, meats, or fish. The seeds are ground into a powder or paste and used as a thickening agent in the soup. Egusi can also be used in other dishes, such as stews, porridges, and sauces.
  3. Preparation: Before use, egusi seeds are typically shelled, washed, and dried. They are then ground or blended into a fine powder or paste. Sometimes, the egusi powder is roasted before use to enhance its flavor.
  4. Nutritional Value: Egusi seeds are a good source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. They provide essential nutrients such as vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. However, the exact nutritional composition can vary depending on the specific variety and processing method.
  5. Cultural Significance: Egusi Soup is a staple in many West African cultures and is often served with pounded yam, fufu, or other starchy accompaniments. It is a popular dish enjoyed during special occasions and everyday meals.

Egusi is a versatile ingredient that adds flavor, texture, and nutritional value to West African cuisine. Its unique taste and cultural significance have made it a beloved component of many traditional dishes.

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Weight 0.2 kg


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