Efo riro

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Efo riro
Place of originYorubaland (Western Nigeria)
Region or stateNigeria
Main ingredientsstockfish, scotch bonnets (atarado), tatashe (red bell pepper), onions crayfish, water, palm oil, red onion, leaf vegetables, other vegetables, seasonings, meat

Efo riro (Yoruba: ẹ̀fọ́ riro) is a vegetable soup and a native soup of the Yoruba people of South west Nigeria. The two vegetables most commonly used to prepare the soup are Celosia argentea (ṣọkọ̀ yòkòtò)[1] and Amaranthus hybridus[2] (ẹ̀fọ́ tẹ̀tẹ̀).[3][4]


  1. ^ "The many benefits of celosia argentea, celosia trigyna". Punch Newspapers. 2020-03-21. Retrieved 2022-12-21.
  2. ^ Peter, Kavita; Gandhi, Puneet (2017-09-01). "Rediscovering the therapeutic potential of Amaranthus species: A review". Egyptian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 4 (3): 196–205. doi:10.1016/j.ejbas.2017.05.001. ISSN 2314-808X. S2CID 90828631.
  3. ^ Iswat Badiru; Deji Badiru (19 February 2013). Isi Cookbook:Collection of Easy Nigerian Recipes. iUniverse, 2013. ISBN 9781475976717. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  4. ^ The Recipes of Africa. Dyfed Lloyd Evans. p. 112. Retrieved July 7, 2015.