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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Health Benefits Of Edo Black Soup And It's Recipe


Black soup often referred to as 'omoebe' is lauded for it's medicinal capabilities. Originating from Edo state, it earned it's name because of the oxidation of some of the vegetables.

The oxidation causes the vegetables to darken which is where the soup got it's name.

The iron content from the ugwu( pumpkin leaves) the hypertension reduction property of the bitter leaves and the scent leaves for it's anti inflammatory properties make this soup a great addition to your diet.

Traditionally, a stone is used to grind the vegetables to a smoother texture. However a blender with a bit of water. That helps to achieve the texture to some degree.

Another point to note is if you are using fresh bitter leaves, you may need to wash it multiple times to get rid of the bitter taste. Baking soda and edible potash can also be used.


  • 1 bunch of bitter leaves
  • 1 bunch of scent leaves( Efirin)
  • Half a bunch of ugwy( pumpkin leaves)
  • 1/2 kg of beef 
  • 1/2 kg of shaki( tripe)
  • 1/2 kg of pomo( cow skin)
  • 1 cup of crayfish pieces
  • 3 pieces of stockfish
  • 1 piece of dry fish
  • Seasoning cubes
  • 3 cooking spoons of palm nut cream or palm oil
  • 1 table spoon of crayfish powder
  • 3 scorch bonnet peppers
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 1/2 bulb of onions


Take out a pot, wash, season and bring to boil the beef, shaki,pomo, stock fish with onions, scotch bonnet peppers and seasoning cubes.

Using a blender or a grinding stone, wash your vegetables and blend the vegetables till smooth.

Check meats for those that are soft and take out of the pot and allow the others to soften before returning the others to the pot.

Add the palm- nut cream, crayfish powder and pieces and smoked fish( broken into pieces) and taste for seasoning.

Allow soup simmer for an additional four minutes on low heat and add the grounded vegetables with the chopped yellow peppers.

Let the soup simmer for an additional two minutes. and serve hot with any swallow of your choice.


  • It improves fertility
  • Relivieves pain
  • it helps to loose weight
  • Prevents constipation
  • treats cold/fever
  • Fights inflammation
  • It treats sore throat 
  • It lowers blood sugar
  • Relieves heartburn
  • Healthy for the heart

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