bambara nuts are legumes predominately cultivated in west africa, it is a type of groundnut and also is one of the common food sources in nigeria. It is mainly used in cooking especially in the making of okpa. Locally, it is called okpa (igbo), epa- roro (yoruba), kwaruru or gurjiya (hausa).
Most times, the bambara groundnut is consumed because it gives energy and tastes great when prepared well but it has other great health benefits which make it a must-eat for everyone.
Its nutrients consist of carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber content, vitamins, minerals such as manganese, potassium, fluoride, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, sodium, iron, copper, etc., and just like milk, it too is regarded as a complete food