Ofor is a traditional thickening agent used in the preparation of soups and stews in some parts of Nigeria, especially among the Igbo ethnic group. Made from the seeds of certain forest trees, ofor is ground into a yellowish powder. When used in soups, it provides a unique flavor and texture. Ofor is commonly used as an alternative to another thickener, achi, and is especially popular for dishes like "Oha" or "Ora" soup. Apart from its thickening properties, ofor is also valued for its subtle flavor enhancement in various dishes.