5 Health Benefits of Melon Soup [Egusi Soup]

5 Health Benefits of Melon Soup [Egusi Soup]

 5 Health Benefits of Melon Soup [Egusi Soup]

Melon popularly known as Egusi in Nigeria is mostly grown for consumption in Nigeria. They are usually ground and used for preparing assorted dishes such as egusi soup and stew. Before preparing the egusi soup, the seeds are sun-dried and ground plain or roasted/fried before being ground.

Then the chaffs obtained during the oil extraction of egusi seeds can be used for making a snack called fried cake. The seeds can also be fermented and used for making a local spice known as ogiri. Due to its high oil content, egusi seeds can be used for making margarine, butter and animal feed.

Here are 5 health benefits of including this food in your daily diet;

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