Mastering the Art of cookin Egusi Seeds Soups

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Ground egusi is obtained when egusi seeds are grounded. The seeds of Egusi are obtained from the Egusi gourd, which is very similar to watermelon. Unlike the  watermelon, the fruits of Egusi squash are bitter and inedible. These pumpkins are cultivated primarily for their seeds, which are similar in size to small pumpkin seeds and have a slightly more creamy flavour.

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Ground / Whole Egusi

Egusi seeds, also known as melon seeds, are a popular ingredient in West African cuisine.

Derived from the melon plant, these small, white seeds offer a unique taste and are highly versatile in cooking.

One of the most notable characteristics of egusi seeds is their rich nutritional profile.

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Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, they are a wholesome addition to any meal.

These seeds contain healthy fats, protein, fibre, and are a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.

Additionally, they are low in carbohydrates, making them suitable for various dietary preferences.

In terms of culinary applications, egusi seeds can be ground into a fine powder and used as a base for soups, stews, and sauces.

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grounding process enhances their nutty flavour and creates a thickening agent when combined with liquids.

Egusi seeds are also a fantastic meat substitute for vegetarian and vegan diets. When ground and combined with other ingredients such as spices and vegetables.

They form a delectable alternative to meatballs or patties. This quality also makes them a great option for those seeking to reduce their meat consumption without compromising on taste or texture.

Aside from their culinary uses, egusi seeds hold cultural significance in various African communities.

They are often included in special occasion meals, such as weddings, festivals, or family gatherings, signifying abundance and prosperity.

Moreover, their cultivation contributes to the economic livelihoods of farmers in the region.

To conclude, egusi seeds are a highly nutritious and versatile ingredient that adds a delightful taste and texture to a wide range of dishes.

Whether you enjoy them in a traditional soup, as a meat substitute, or in other creative ways, their unique flavor and cultural significance make them a cherished part of West African cuisine.

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Ground Egusi, Whole Egisi

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100g x 1, 100g x 10, 200g x 10, 200 x 1