Ogbono also known as Bush mango is a seed found in the wilds of Africa and is especially used in soups in Nigeria. The seeds are enriched with proteins and nutrients which are widely known for its health benefits. It is used to thicken soups, and adds a unique taste and smell to stews and soups.
Recipes, meals, and how this is usually eaten
Ogbono soup with amala
Ogbono soup with pounded yam
Nutritional information and health benefits
It reduces blood sugar
It reduces obesity and cholesterol levels
It increases good high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) in people with type 2 diabetes.
It prevents constipation
Ogbono fruit is a rich source of potassium, iron, water, energy, protein, carbohydrate, ascorbic acid, sodium, amino acids, dietary fibre, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. The seeds contain fatty acids such as stearic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, myristic acid and lauric acid.Preliminary phytochemical screening of the aqueous leaf extract of Irvingia gabonensis shows that it contains phlobatanins, saponins, phenols and tannins.
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