How to Ferment cooked African oil bean seed ( Ugba )
Fermenting Ugba is key to enjoying Ugba related dishes. Ugba is sliced African oil bean seed (Pentaclethra macrophylla) which is a popular ingredient in eastern Nigerian cuisine. This post will show how To ferment Ugba in case you find yourself in the same situation I found myself recently
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Igbo, Nigerian
Keyword African oil bean seed, ugba
Prep Time 10minutes
fermentation time 3days
Author Chichi Uguru
500galready processed Ugba(processed means cooked and sliced but not fermented)
Put the processed Ugba in a bowl that has a lid
Sprinkle the salt over it and mix in thoroughly by hand.
Cover the bowl with the lid
Store in a warm place for 3 to 5 days see recipe notes
Divide the Ugba into two small freezer bags and store in the freezer till ready to use.
How to know if the Ugba is fermented
The color will change from light gray or beige to a dark brown color