Egusi (Yoruba: ẹ̀gúsí, Igbo: ègwusi), also known as, agusi, ohue, Ikpan, Ikon, or agushi) // (listen) is the name for the protein-rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous plants (squash, melon, gourd), which, after being dried and ground, are used as a major ingredient in West African cuisine. Ground melon seeds. Egusi seeds are rich in protein and other essential nutrients. It is one of the most popular soup thickener in Nigeria.

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