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Locust beans are back


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This week's The Economist, a newspaper*, has an article entitled "Locust beans are back" concerning iru, a Yoruba word denoting fermented locust beans, commercially processed underfoot by a Nigerian women run cooperative.  A packet of iru sells locally for the equivalent an American dime, but for as much as $25 abroad**.


Does anyone have first hand experience with iru?  One amazon reviewer suggested iru is an acquired taste.



*subtle in-joke


**currently $26.99 on amazon




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