This is the Yoruba variant of the rich vegetable soup, made from a single type or an assortment of green leafy vegetables, strongly spiced and garnished.
Efo riro is a fresh vegetable soup cooked mostly by the Yoruba people; it is similar to Edikang Ikong soup which is cooked by the Igbo people. This soup can be cooked with different vegetable like shoko, Gure, tete) etc. it is best enjoyed with pounded yam, semovita, fufu, eba etc. It has a lot of nutritional value it adds to the body like vitamins and minerals. Efo riro is taken with pap and eko in the Yoruba land.
Vegetable (efo tete, shoko, igbo)
Iru (locust beans)
Fresh fish. Stock fish
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF VEGETABLE TO THE BODY
It has no cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, and/or cholesterol.) Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, foliate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C. Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure