Ofor powder made from ofor seed is a local soup thickening spice. Air-dried detarium microcarpum seeds are pulverized into coarse powder and then grind into a fine ready for cook.
Ofor is highly medicinal and also an excellent source of anti-oxidant and rich in vitamins.
Ofor powder can be prepared with oha vegetable leaves or added as a thickener to Egusi (melon seeds) soup etc, it can be used in the place of cocoyam powder for bitter leaves soup or as an alternative to achi. The soup can be enjoyed with cassava fufu, pounded yam, gari, plantain fufu, yam flour and others.