Facts About Tapioca
Tapioca is a starchy food extracted from cassava, and is mostly eaten in Africa, Asia, Southern and Central America.Tapioca is considered one the cheapest source of carbohydrates among cereals, tubers and root crops. It is sometimes used as a replacement for wheat flour. Various African tribes employ it in multiple dishes, and it is occasionally referred to as the everyday-man’s meal. Tapioca with milk poured on it can be eaten at breakfast.
Here’s a tapioca recipe: http://www.9jafoodie.com/2011/10/breakfast-option-tapioca/
Tapioca can be gotten from Shikenan African Blog.
African Food: Some Facts About Kolanut
- The kola nut is the fruit of the kola tree, a genus (Cola) of trees native to the tropical rainforests of Africa. The caffeine-containing fruit of the tree is sometimes used as a flavoring ingredient in beverages.
- Kola nuts are often used to treat whooping cough and asthma. The caffeine present acts as a bronchodilator, expanding the bronchial air passages.
- Kola nuts are used as a religious object and sacred offering during prayers, ancestor veneration, and significant life events, such as naming ceremonies, weddings, and funerals.
- The kola nut originates from the Congo and throughout West Africa. Today, it is cultivated in Jamaica, Indonesia and South America.
- Kola nut may be beneficial to those suffering from chronic fatigue and loss of stamina.
- Kola nut is often found in herbal weight loss formulas because it helps to increase metabolism and decrease appetite.
- The kola nut is also used to treat migraine headaches, because the caffeine and theobromine act as cerebral vasodilators (increase blood flow in the head) and, when used in a poultice, can be applied to external cuts and scrapes.
- The kola nut tree grows to 18.3 metres (60 feet) and resembles the chestnut.
- Kola nut are main ingredient of soft drinks and medicine.
- Small pieces of kola nut chewed before meals act as an aid to digestion.
Kolanut can be gotten from Shikenan African Shop
African Proverb: A man who says he has not made a mistake has never tried anything new.
If you say you are incapable of making mistakes then you have not lived yet.
No one is perfect and mistakes help build us. Mistakes are not bad things. Let go of the past and embrace the future.
African Food: African Black eyed beans
Black-eyed beans are small, creamy-flavoured beans with a black ‘scar’ where they were joined to the pod. They are much used in American and African cooking.
Black-Eyed are rich in high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat and other animal protein and very low in fat.They are also rich in soluble fiber which helps lower blood cholesterol. When a diet is based on protein and fiber-rich beans and other complex carbohydrates, it can reduce your risk of developing diabetes and help lower blood cholesterol level. Beans provide substantial insoluble fiber, which helps combat constipation, colon cancer, and other conditions that can afflict the digestive tract. They are very rich in vitamins and minerals that are required daily.
Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone.
African Black Eyed beans can be gotten from Shikenan African Shop
African Food: Nutritious Garri
Did you know yellow garri is more nutritious than white garri because it’s fried with palm oil?
Palm oil gives it it’s yellow color.
Palm oil is rich in Vitamin A which is good for the eyes!
Garri is available at Shikenan African Shop