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UCH Ibadan Dietician Lists Health Benefits Of African Locust Beans (Iru, Dawadawa)

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UCH Ibadan Dietician Lists Health Benefits Of African Locust Beans (Iru, Dawadawa)

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July 22, 2016 – UCH Ibadan Dietician Urges Nigerians To Eat Iru, Locust Beans For Diabetes Cure & Easy Digestion

Dr Tunde Ajobo Lists Health Benefits Of African Locust Beans (Iru, Dawadawa)

UCH Dietetics Department Chief Dietician, Dr Tunde Ajobo has urged Nigerians to introduce locust beans (iru) into their diet because of its nutritional and medicinal benefits.

Here is the remark Dr Ajobo made today during a press conference at the University College Hospital Ibadan

“Locust bean is a natural condiment that is supposed to be in our food on a daily basis because of its numerous nutritional content.

“It is better than processed seasonings and we should not substitute these natural flavours for the processed condiment that are readily available today.

“Locust beans contains nutrients in a natural form that the body can easily utilise and its health benefits cannot be overemphasised,”.

“It is one of the real sources of protein, Vitamin A, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium and potassium.
“Calcium helps in the formation of strong bones, proper development of teeth as well promoting blood clotting.
“Zinc helps in healing and we know that vitamin A helps to promote good eye sight.
“Locust beans also helps in absorption and aid digestion of food,”.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. fifelomo

    July 22, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Thanks for the information.

  2. Truce

    July 22, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Its true

  3. huchennar

    July 23, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    i just don’t love the smell but i love the taste #noted

  4. sola olaniyi

    July 24, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    nice information.

  5. Maryf

    July 24, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    I love that locust beans. Thanks for the information

  6. Legzee

    September 5, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Nice information about iru locust beans

  7. Legzee

    September 5, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    Welcome information about locust beans

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