IRU – Locust Beans Powdered-100g


Locust bean, commonly referred to as iru by Yorubas, ‘ogiri’, ‘dawa dawa’ by Igbos, is a local seasoning or condiment used in soups and stews.

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  • “Sumbala, soumbala, soumara, poudre de néré, locust beans powder, nenetou, dawa-dawa, Ugba, gurune, kolgo, iru is a preparation obtained from Parkia biglobosas fermented seeds.

    It is used as a seasoning for soups, stews, grilled and fried dishes. It smells nice and has a good taste. It’s also used for medicinal purposes as it contains a high level of vitamin A &C and it’s rich in Iron, zinc, calcium and phosphor.”

    Our Locust Beans is 100 percent natural with no additives. Prepared in the most hygienic environment using the methods handed down through the generations of agile, healthy eating Africans.

    It is from plants and suitable as part of a vegan diet. It is famed for its medicinal properties.

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    1. It helps in treating high blood pressure.
    2. Consuming locust beans is good for keeping eyesight, and correcting any eyes defect.
    3. It helps to improve digestion.
    4. It is used for treating stroke and hypertension.
    5. The fermented locust bean seed is used in controlling diabetes and cholesterol level.
    How to use?
    simple.. just sprinkle a little to whatever it is you want to sweeten naturally – fish, meat, Pies, Stews , Soups etc
    Please note that we have the dried (seeds) and the powdered version. Do indicate your preference.


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Weight 1 kg

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