Jul 22, 2016 · “Locust beans contains nutrients in a natural form that the body can easily utilise and its health benefits cannot be overemphasised,”. “It is one of the real sources of protein, Vitamin A, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium and potassium.
Locust bean is otherwise called 'iru' in Yoruba and 'dawadawa' in Hausa. It's a kind of seed used in cooking many Yoruba soup like egusi, vegetable, ewedu etc. It's a native condiment used in place of maggi in those days.