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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