It’s a local, aromatic seasoning widely used in preparing soups and stews across in West Africa. It is called “iru” by Yoruba, “ogiri” by Igbos, “dawadawa” by Hausas and “iru” or “eware” among the Edo people of Nigeria. The locust beans used to create this seasoning are cultivated from a perennial deciduous tree found in Africa.
Some benefits of Dawadawa include;
Local research has shown that locust bean helps to promote good sight and drives away hypertension and diseases conditions like stroke and diabetes. It also contains tannins, astringent substances found in many plants. Foods rich in tannins are often recommended for treatment of diarrhoea.
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