Ogbono / Ogbonon/ African wild Mango Soup

Ogbono refers to the seed of the African wild mango.(known amongst the Yoruba’s as ORO), although the mango with  which the seed comes is edible, they are usually harvested only for their nuts, Which are valued for their fat- and protein-rich content. The lightly aromatic nuts are typically dried in the sun , and are sold whole or in powder form.

Health Benefits

“Researchers found that the fruit of Irvingia gabonensis could be used to reduce abdominal fat*, and stop diarrhoea and ulcer” The seed can also be used to Treat diabetes and as a form of appetite suppressant.

*A new study published in Lipids in Health and Disease suggests that an extract derived from the seed of West African mango may help overweight people shed kilograms, lower their cholesterol and chances of developing degenerative diseases.

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By |January 25th, 2012|6 Comments


  1. ada May 29, 2013 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Is ogbono soup a healthy meal for diabetic patients?

  2. Naresh October 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Pls let me know where I can buy this in Lagos. God bless

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 13, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

      You can buy oghono in any local market.

  3. sommy February 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    please, i wish to know if ogbono has got plant steriols that help to reduce bad cholestrol called LDL. i eat ogbono everyday but do not know, if it has got good or bad cholestrol.Is there any evidence and where can i assess the research that was conducted in ogbono.

  4. Ebila January 27, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    I didn’t know all these about ogbono,but i love it nonetheless.

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