Egusi is definitely an underrated African superfood! If you’re vegan and need an egg replacement that’s not tofu, you’re gonna like this one. It’s a protein-rich seed from melons that’s added to many West African foods after being dried and ground.
Just 100g of ground egusi contains 28 grams of protein! These seeds are rich in antioxidants, potassium, calcium and other vitamins and minerals and these attributes are linked to lowering blood pressure, managing cholesterol, preventing against bacterial infections and even stimulate hair growth! Wild!
Egusi is commonly used in West African soups and stew such as egusi soup in Nigeria or palava sauce in Ghana.
- 100 grams ground egusi
- 1 cup water
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- Add egusi, water and ground garlic to a bowl and mix. (The consistency should be medium thickness. Add extra water if needed.
- Add sunflower oil to a pan on a medium heat and add your egusi mixture.
- Let sit for 1 minute to begin to firm then stir to scramble until cooked.
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