Where Can You Buy Frozen Ewedu Leaves



  • Do not cook the ewedu soup for too long. Only bring it to a boil and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • If your iru is frozen, soak in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain.
  • Traditionally, only ground crayfish is added to ewedu soup, since it is almost always paired with stew. You can use any spices of choice.

Frozen Ewedu Leaves for Soup

Ewedu, or jute leaves, is a leafy vegetable for West African cuisine, particularly in Nigeria.

It has long, slim, dark green leaves and a slightly slippery texture when cooked. Ewedu is highly nutritious and rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

It is often prepared as a soup or stew and is commonly enjoyed with a side of pounded yam or amala. this vegetable is the main ingredient in ewedu soup. It has many health benefits.

The leaves provide low calorie and an adequate source of fibre.

In fact in some old Asian health specialists it is a  pain killer and pile reduction.

Also, some certain traditional healthcare providers have used the leaf in the prevention of consre used as a flavouring.

The dried leaves can be drunk as tea. It is rich in beta-carotene, iron, calcium and vitamins C & E.

Frozen Ewedu – Ewedu Soup

Ingredients for Ewedu Soup

Ewedu leaves 300g
1/2 tea spoon of powdered potash
1.5 cups of water
Maggi (1 or 2 cubes)
Chilli Pepper
4-5 tea spoons of ground crayfish

Preparation :

  • Open your packet of Asiko frozen ewedu. Defrost ewedu for 3 – 4 hours.
  • Pour 1.5 cups of water to a cooking pot and heat to boiling point, add the frozen ewedu leaves, soak the half teaspoon of potash in half cup of water and filter into the pot.
  • Cook for 7-10 minutes.
  • Mash leaves into small pieces in pot.  If possible use a blender
  • Pour blended ewedu in the pot.
  • Add ground crayfish, maggi cubes, salt and pepper.
  • Allow to simmer for five minutes.
  • Serve your ewedu soup with a meat stew with either amala, eba, semo or pounded yam.  This a great dish. It is a very popular meal amongst the Yoruba people.


Hana Frozen Ewedu


400g x 20, 400g x 1