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African Food Pantry Staples Ogbono Seeds

African Food Pantry Staples Ogbono Seeds

African food pantry staples will prepare you for whatever the kitchen throws at you to make soups and sauces



African Food Pantry Staples Ogbono Seeds

When you want to thicken African soups and sauces, there are many ingredients. African bush mango seed is made up of nearly 65% oil, the seed is really more oil than seed. 

Gabon chocolate, dika paste bread or Ogbono seeds are pounded to a chocolate buttery paste as an African pantry essential ingredient used in thickening and flavoring African soup and sauce recipes.




African Gabon Chocolate, Dika Paste, Ogbono seeds Recipe

Gabon chocolate also known as dika paste bread photo
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Gabon chocolate, dika paste bread or Ogbono seeds are ground into a chocolate butter like paste to thicken African soups and sauces. 

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Ingredients

½ cup African mango dried seeds


Directions

Add all ingredients to a coffee grinder and pulse until mixed well into a paste. Store refrigerated in plastic wrap (treat like butter). Leftover seeds may be stored at room temperature for up to 8 months.


Ogbono from the African bush mango seed is made up of nearly 65% oil


Did you know?
The dika nut is a nut of the dika tree species Irvingia barteri native to western Africa principally used for food and cooking oil.


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