Editan (soup)

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Region or stateCross River State
Associated cuisineNigeria
Main ingredientsVegetables

Editan soup is a vegetable soup that originates from the Efik People of Cross River State in South South Nigeria. It is popularly known amongst the Cross River State people. The soup is made from Editan leaf, a bitter leaf. Before being cooked the bitterness must be squeezed out.[1][2][3]

The editan leaf is believed to have medicinal values.

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  1. ^ Esema, Joseph D. (2002-01-01). Culture, customs, and traditions of Cross River State people of Nigeria. MOCOMP.
  2. ^ Thaker, Aruna; Barton, Arlene (2012-04-23). Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781405173582.
  3. ^ Uyanga, Roseline E. (1998-01-01). Briefs on Nigeria's indigenous and Western education: an interpretative history. Hall of Fame Educational Publishers. ISBN 9789783073227.