African Sun Dried Iru (Locust Beans) 100g



  • Popular in African cuisine
  • Rich in protein and natural fats

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.

Iru has been used for centuries for its delicious and healthful properties. It imparts a deep umami flavour to any savoury or sweet dishes.


Interesting to know

Since the British colonization of Nigeria and the introduction of mass-produced, imported seasonings and bouillon cubes, iru and the traditional, labor-intensive methods of producing it are in danger of being lost.



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African Sun
25.00 Grams