I am always on the lookout for vegetable sides to serve with dinner. Just changing things a little could make the difference between monotony and excitement at dinner time. Sukuma wiki is a twist of eforiro, a vegetable sauce I grew up eating only with slightly different spices, but they are both excellent sauces you could get on the table in about forty minutes. A great and nutritious win for busy mamas.
Sukuma wiki is a Swahili phrase that means "to stretch the week". That is, if you have some vegetables in your backyard you could still manage to put food on your table even when you have run out of most other items.
In many homes in villages, people plant vegetables all year round to use in sauces. So, if you already have the vegetables, you will always have something for dinner. That is the idea of sukuma wiki. Study shows, that plant-based meals are the healthiest in the world.
The vegetable used in East Africa for sukuma wiki is similar to collard green. So, many favour the use of collard green for this recipe. However, kale will work just as well and it is used in this recipe.
Sukuma wiki contains leafy greens and is a great source of vitamin k and high in antioxidants. Vitamin k is essential for blood clotting, protects bones from osteoporosis and prevents inflammatory diseases. As antioxidants, they help protect body cells from cancer-causing cells. Make them the main part of your diet could stretch your life.
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