How to prepare Melon Seed Soup (Egusi Soup)

Melon Soups also known as Egusi Soup is one of the most popular soups in Nigeria; precisely Sagamu, Ijebus and some other part in Ogun State – Western Part of Nigeria.

Important of MELON SEED SUOP or EGUSI soup

One of the reasons why Melon Seed Soup or Egusi Soup is very good and important is that it is proven by scientist that Melon Seed is an ANTIOXIDANT. So if you are having Nervous Disorder or Skin Disorder, Cancer, Coronary Heart Disease and some other diseases, then you need to make it your friends, in fact your best friend.

It is also proven that Melon Seed can boost the Immune System. The chance is yours.

Since it is a Soup, it can be added with foods like Wheat, Eba, Rice, Amala, Ebiripo and the rest of them.

I guaranty that you will love to cook it again and again if you mistakenly combine Okro soup or Ewedu Soup because their combination is just fantastic.

Cooking the soup is as easy as nothing else; all you have to do is get some ingredients and you are on the move.

Wait! Before we continue, if you feel like saying anything comment below and I will be please to hear from you.

Here come the Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:

  • Melon Seeds
  • Pepper
  • Onions
  • Red Palm Oil
  • Vegetable Leaves (Slice)
  • Salt (very very Important)
  • Seasoning – (optional)
  • Crayfish (Optional)
  • Stock Fish or Meat

 

 

PROCEDURE

 

The first step you need to take is to Peel away the Cover of the seed then wash the seeds with clean water.

After then grind the Melon seed with Grinding Stones that is the best way to grind it naturally or you can use Grinding Machine

Cook the stock fish or meat with onion till tender

Put a Pot of Red Oil in the fire and let it heat for some time and fry the melon with onions.

Make sure you stir it very well as you fry it to prevent it from getting burn. (No close one eyes)

Pour the stock fish and Meat and stir together.

Now the ball is in your court. In this stage you need to add or should I say pour some water.

Hmm wait a minute I know you are aiming for that Gallon of Water, please don’t over pour the water because if you do that, the soup might loss its taste. So you need to add water up to the quantity of soup you desire.

Add crayfish, pepper (make sure you don’t add too much of this, because if you do you won’t be the one to eat it), Seasoning (don’t over add this).

The Last but not the Least is to add your Slice Vegetable and add salt to it(moderate) to taste very nice.

The Last thing is to serve yourself.

Save your Marriage and Prevent Infertility

Marriage is one of the dreams of every Ladies. That is why most parent, if not all advises their (Grown up child) Female/Ladies that she should try and demand her right from her to-be husband (Marriage) before anything happens between both parties although most men of nowadays don’t agree to this.

If care is not taken marriage can be fruastrating, if it doesn’t yields out the result.

There was a particular Movie I watched. In this movie a woman was pressurized by her in-laws because she never for once has pregnant let alone give birth. To show how serious they are, they even advise the husband to marry another wife. What a very good advice. Don’t ask me why.

Honestly speaking, some relationships or marriage have crashed as a result of this issue – infertility.

People do ask if the condition can be cure, the truth is it can be prevented and cure; but first let us discuss some of the causes of female Infertility.

Causes of Infertility

  • Infertility can arises if the mucus remains thick and sperm are unable to swim through it, or if it contains antibodies that attack sperm.

 

  • The ovaries may fail to provide mature eggs or be unable to release them because of an abnormality, scarring and adhesions.

 

  • Damage of the ovaries cause by Sexual Transmitted Infections like, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia.

 

  • The imbalance of progesterone, which is necessary for a fertilized egg’s survival, may cause miscarriage if too little or for too short a time, the egg may not survive.

 

  • Either or both fallopian tube may be blocked or damaged, preventing sperm and eggs from meeting.

 

  • The Uretus may contain fibroid, and it’s lining may be affected by endometriosis.

 

  • Scarring due to surgery or cysts or the side effect of radiation treatment  can damage ovary

 

  • Birth Control pills and injections may cause infertility because the chemical which prevents ovulation may do so for longer than the woman wishes.

 

  • Age factor may also contribute to female infertility

 

Alerts: In order to know what the cause of your own infertility, you must make sure you see your medical practitioners.

Here are some ways to cure Infertility

WAYS TO PREVENT FEMALE INFERTILITY

Practice Relaxation: After a long day of stress always find time to relax. Dont overstress yourself.

Always exercise your body and make sure you don’t over do it

Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables because they are rich in Fibre, Vitamins and Minerals that help protect the body from bacteria, Diseases etc.

Reduce the consumption of Starchy foods like Garri, Eba and the some other Starchy food because they result in Diabetes.

Drink Less Alcohol or Sugar Drinks because they causes harm to the body system. In the case of alcohol – It tricks the body; the more you drink it the more you will feel hungry. It can also causes some negative effect to the body

Eat a lot of fish instead of Meat because fish contains more nutrients compare to meat.  Some meats are high in Saturated fat.

Drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration. Water is very important because 50% of our body is made up of water.