Ukpor seeds aka Hamburger seeds are used as soup thickeners in the south eastern part of Nigeria.

They are used in preparing delicious soups.

  • They are taken off the shell firstly
  • Then by boiling and then blended afterwards  or pounded.
  • Or by toasting on fire, then blended or pounded.

It is called Ojo de Venado in Mexico (Deer’s eye) there are hundreds of varieties in tropical regions around the world .

The name Hamburger beans really interests me cause it corresponds with the shape of the seed which look very well like a burger😅😅😅.

They could also pass for decorative ornaments because they look so beautiful and lovely.