Locust Bean Seasoning
The African locust bean is the single, most essential ingredient guaranteed to take soups, stews or mixed vegetables to the next level of delicious and nutritious! Locust bean, also known as dawa-dawa, is a bean-like, non-fleshy seed with a naturally sweet flavor and is widely used throughout Nigeria. Locust beans can be found in a wide range of environments in Africa and are primarily grown for their pods which contain both a sweet pulp and seeds.
African Locust Beans- Health Benefits
Packed full of vitamins, minerals, and vital nutrients, the African locust bean has shown to help promote good vision, lower hypertension, and prevent diseases such as a stroke and diabetes. Locust beans also contain tannins and astringent which can be used to treat infections. Foods rich in tannins are often recommended for treatment of diarrhea. Studies have also shown that the locust bean can be used to treat stroke and hypertension.
Locust beans contain soluble fiber and can be made into locust bean gum. Like other forms of soluble fibers, African locust beans have shown potential for enhancing weight loss and controlling blood sugar levels.
Fermented locust beans are used to control diabetes and healthy cholesterol levels.
African Locust Beans provides a rich source of:
African Locust Beans Uses
●Healthy Cooking: a key ingredient in soups, stews or added to mixed vegetables, the locust bean is a versatile option for daily cooking.
●Additional Uses: locust beans can be made into locust bean gum. Cold and hot soluble, locust bean gum can be used in ice cream, cream cheese, transparent jellies or infant formulas for an extra push of nutritional value.
Naturalike African Locust Beans
At Naturalike, we source all of our African locust beans directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local African farmers.