Ogbono is botanically called Irvingia gabonensis, a specie of African trees.
They bear edible mango-like fruits and are very rich in fat and protein.
When ground, ogbono is prepared as soup with other condiments and eaten with fufu or pounded yam.
It is a typical African dish made with ground ogbono seeds but with variation depending on the locality.
The ground ogbono serves as a thickener, and give the soup a good appearance.
Ogbono soup is usually cooked combined with okra and pumpkin leaves, which makes the soup very appetising.
Ogbono soup with okro is often served with pounded yam, fufu or eba.