Dawadawa or Sumbala (African Locust bean)

Dawadawa or Sumbala (African Locust bean)

Dawadawa paste is made from the fermented seeds of the African locust bean plant and processed to make a black, highly aromatic paste used in soups and stew. The paste has proven to be the best food spices and has stand the test of time. It is a traditional ingredient used across West Africa.

DAWADAWA HEALTH BENEFITS:
Dawadawa, Sumbala or Iru (as is called by the Yoruba people of West Africa) is rich in proteins and a variety of dietary minerals needed for the proper functioning of the human body.

The fabrication process involves boiling, cleaning and then packing away to ferment - the fermentation process giving it a pungent smell. Salt can be added to the finished product to facilitate storage life.

This condiment is traditionally sold in balls or patties that can be kept for several months at a time in the case of the best quality.

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