Made from white corn meal, salt and water. No preservatives.
Store in a cool place. Once opened, refrigerate and consume within two days.
Even though it is produced from fermented corn or maize, there are two varieties of kenkey, depending on small twist in the production… the Ga Kenkey and the Fanti Kenkey. Both types are produced by cooking fermented dough of corn wrapped in maize husk or plantain leaves.
The Ga Kenkey, also called Komi, is fermented for a few days, 2 – 3 days, wrapped in a single layer of maize husk, with salt added to spice up the flavour.
The Fanti kenkey is also called dokon, meaning "mouth watering", obviously referring to the pleasant taste and aroma that emanates from it after preparation.
It is usually fermented a little longer than the Ga type, and no salt is added. It is wrapped in about 5 – 6 layers of plantain leaves.
This traditional staple African food is already cooked and ready for serving.
To derive maximum enjoyment, warm kenkey in boiling water for 20 to 30 minutes until pipping hot.
Please see label for further instructions.
For more information on kenkey, see Kenkey Section
and other Ghanaian Foods
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