Ogbono soup is a Nigerian dish created using ground ogbono seeds, with considerable local variation. The floor ogbono seeds are employed as a thickener, and supply the soup a dark coloration. Besides seeds, water and palm oil, it typically contains meat, seasonings such as for instance chili pepper, leaf vegetables and other vegetables. Typical leaf vegetables include bitterleaf and celosia. Typical other vegetables include tomatoes and okra. Typical seasonings include chiles, onions, and iru (fermented locust beans). Typical meats include beef, goat, fish, chicken, bush meat, shrimp, or crayfish. It may be eaten with fufu, pounded yam, or with rice. In other countries the soup may be accessible in packaged prepared form in a few markets that specialize in Western African foods.