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Turmeric is a root spice, similar in appearance to the ginger and helps deal with inflammation associated with different chronic conditions.
Salt has been the number one food preservative and seasoner. However, high consumption is contributing to the high mortality rate of the silent killer, hypertension.
See the list of traditional African food and what they eat both in Africa and beyond. Also see why African cuisines offer many health benefits and where to shop for such foods.
Weight loss on African food? Yes ,if you use this easy-to-follow diet, eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and lean meat.
Fried plantain recipe is super easy and delicious. Just add any seasoning you fancy and fry in any oil of choice and within minutes you have this amazing cooking banana on your table.
Looking for Nigerian Brown Beans| learn about the incredible nutritional and health benefit of this brown beans!
Chakalaka, A South African Stewed beans cooked using any vegetables you have on hand and spices of choice. Serve on rice, pap, with bread, and at barbeques
MoinMoin is bean cake made from peeled and blended blackeyed beans, seasoned with salt, onion, and pepper, usually flavoured with corn beef, sardines, eggs, prawns. Use vegetables instead of meat or fish for a vegetarian option.
Nigerian Beans Porridge| Nigerian honey beans cooked tomato sauce
Beans| Beans are one of the most highly nutritious food known to man.
Jollof Rice Potluck| Potluck is an excellent way showcasing different recipes often from various cultures, and this should be easy to pull and impress in your next party.
Waakye is a popular Ghanaian food, eaten as breakfast or lunch, made from rice, beans, and a spicy sauce of prawn and tomatoes called shitor. The simplicity of ingredients could make it your family favourite for a healthy dinner.
Baked fish |Spicy baked fish cooked and paired with atieke a West African staple with tomato sauce or onion and tomato salad
Plantain is a boat shaped starchy fruit similar in looks, texture and belonging to the same botanic family as the bananas but requires cooking before eating. It is a common staple in the Tropics and can eaten boiled, roasted, grilled, stuffed or fried.
Discover the history and flavours of African food and recreate authentic African recipes at home. We teach you everything from how to cook African meals to the origins of the dishes.
Shakshuka is poached eggs in spicy tomato sauce. Traditionally cooked with minced meat but this recicpe has no meat, made popular by the Tunisians and equally tasty.
Efo Riro is a vegetable sauce native to Western Nigeria. It is kale/ spinach or any leafy green vegetables available where you live, stir fry in pepper sauce..
Garri | Garri is one of the fufu meals eaten in Africa. Very high in carbohydrate and served with protein rich vegetable sauces and stews.
Cassava | Is a major source of carbohydrate. It is a popular staple in African, South America, Asia and the Caribbeans where it is know by such name as yuca,manioc or Brazillian arrowroot. Garri and tapioca are popular products of cassava
Nigerian food recipes are derived from a number of grains, rhizomes, bulbs, fruit seeds, vegetables and an avalanche of fruits. See top Nigerian foods here and how to prepare them.
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