Ogbono soup

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Ogbono soup
Alternative names Apon
Type Soup
Place of origin Nigeria
Region or state Edo people
Main ingredients Ogbono seeds, water, oil, leaf vegetables (bitterleaf and celosia), other vegetables, seasonings, meat
Cookbook: Ogbono soup  Media: Ogbono soup

Ogbono soup (Igbo: bush mango) is a Nigerian dish made with ground dry ogbono (the local name for Irvingia) seeds,[1] with considerable local variation. The ground ogbono seeds are used as a thickener, and give the soup a black coloration.[1] Besides seeds, water and palm oil, it typically contains meat, seasonings such as chili pepper,[1] leaf vegetables and other vegetables. Typical leaf vegetables include bitterleaf and celosia. Typical other vegetables include tomatoes and okra. Typical seasonings include chiles, onions, and iru (fermented locust beans).[1] Typical meats include beef, goat, fish,[1] chicken, bush meat, shrimp, or crayfish. It can be eaten with fufu,[1] pounded yam, or with rice. In other countries the soup may be available in packaged prepared form in some markets that specialize in Western African foods.[1] Ogbono soup has a mucilaginous (slimy) texture, similar to okra soup.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Wright, Clifford A. (2011). The Best Soups in the World. John Wiley & Sons. p. 51. ISBN 1118109252. 

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