This #egusisoup is special... it’s hella good!
You see, egusi is delicious when it is in clumps in whatever soup it is used in, almost like a meat, or to our vegetarian friends, like #tofu However, most people fry the paste before adding into the soup. I made this mistake the first time I tried making #egusisoup ♀️ While very nutritious, (contains essential #aminoacid ,each seed has 35% #protein , only 10% #carbohydrates , 12% #fiber ) it has about 50% oil content in each seed. Frying it first in oil is simply an overkill.
#egusiseeds are from melons. No, not the seeds of the water melon which most of us are familiar with, but the seeds of the citrullus lanatus. To be completely honest, I’ve never seen these particular melons before, but from the pictures I’ve seen, they look so similar to water melons, I probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference if they were put side by side. From what I’ve heard though, it’s a different story once you get inside the ‘fruit’, the flesh of the egusi melons are inedible and are discarded. It is only harvested for its seeds.