Frozen Ewedu leaves / Jute leaves
Ewedu is green leafy vegetable that is paired with stew,ewedu soup for swallow. Other names for Ewedu include Jute leaves and Molokhai.
It is mostly popular with Abula and also as soup for weaning babies. Remember that green soup that is a component of abula? that’s right..that is the beloved Ewedu soup .
Few days ago I was having a group chat with my friends and two of them said they never get ewedu cooking right.
Ewedu soup is a soup created by the Yoruba in Nigeria. It is similar to Okra soup. It is made from this ingredient, hence it is known as Jute leaf soup.
The soup is drawly in texture and goes with Nigerian beef stew and fish stew. Ewedu soup takes about 12 minutes to prepare and it is best served with pounded yam, Fufu and Amala.
Pluck jute leaf rinse with water and blend, then add crayfish, locust bean also known as iru and salt to give it a desired taste.
Ensure you do not add too much water, also you can ignore the use ijabe (traditional broom) used to pound and kaun (potash) since you are using a blender.
Aids Digestion One of the Health Benefits
Eating Ewedu also aids digestion and bowel movement. It also can reduces the chances of constipation. This is due to the fibre content in Ewedu. Fibre makes it easier to digest food and pass waste out of the body as well.
Ewedu soup, also known as jute leaves soup, is a thick, viscous Nigerian soup usually eaten with Nigerian stew and fufu dishes!
3 Cups Jute leaves
2 Tablespoons Locust beans (Iru)
1 Stock cube
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