African Locust /Carob Beans
Also known as IRU / OGIRI / SAMBALA
Dawa Dawa is fermented and processed locust beans, ground into a fine powder, commonly used as a condiment in African Cuisine. It adds adds an intense pungent and umami flavor, brings depth and complexity to stews, soups, curries, rice, seafood and vegetable dishes.
Mostly used as a condiment for 'efo riro' or in cooking traditional soups like 'egusi soup',
'okro soup' and 'ogbono soup', 'mafeh soup'.
Nutritionally, African locust bean tree seeds contain significant amounts of calcium, fats,
and protein, also serve as an antioxidant.