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  • The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Frozen Locust Beans


    Iru (also known as dadawa/dawadawa, ogiri, ogirisi, ugba, netetou, kainda or soumbala) are the fermented beans of the Parkia biglobosa locust tree that grows throughout West and Central Africa. They are a popular traditional ingredient in many West African cuisines, particularly in Nigeria, where they add depth and complexity to stews, soups, meats and vegetables.