Ogbono / Ugiri
AKA 'Dika Nut, Bush Mango Seeds, Wild African mango Seed'
Ogbono seeds are the edible mango-like-fruit seed-nut of Ogbono tree, grows along the rain forest belt of Central and West Africa. These sun dried seed-nuts are especially valued for their fat- and protein-rich content.
Ogbono is deliciously aromatic and add an incredible rich nutty flavor to African dishes.
The dried ogbono seeds can be ground and used for preparing ogbono soup, stew gabon
chocolate and dika bread. Their high content of mucilage enables them to add a thickening
consistency to Soups/Stews.
Ogbono soup is a special delicacy eaten by Nigerians and other Africans. The Igbo people
of Nigeria use ogbono soup to eat various kinds of starchy foods.
Ogbono seeds are rich sources of fats, protein, carbs, iron, calcium, and antioxidants. Ogbono seed have phytochemicals, and can be used to treat weight loss, insulin resistance, and high cholesterol.