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Things you should Know about Pap 'Akamu'

Corn pap, also known as Akamu, ogi, Koko, or elao, is a Nigerian fermented maize cereal pudding. This super-light food has been around for decades and is consumed by both adults and children in Nigeria. Apart from its ease of preparation, the health benefits of pap (Akamu) make it a common breakfast and even supper option for many.

The sour taste of traditionally processed pap (Akamu) will go well with beans, Akara, moi-moi, okpa, and so on. When combined with pap (Akamu), all of these make a delicious meal.

The nutritional content of pap include:

Carbohydrate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Riboflavin C, Folic Acid, Potassium, Chromium, Selenium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Magnesium.

How do you make corn paper? (Akamu)

1. Dry the maize/corn.

2. Rinse the maize with clean water after drying it.

3. In a bowl or tub, soak the washed corn.

4. After three to four days, wash the maize and change the water.

5. On the third day, wash the corn again with clean water and blend until smooth.

6. Drape a big tub with a chiffon cloth.

7. Pour in the water and give your blended maize a good rinse.

8. Place the pap in a cotton bag to air dry for around 3 hours.

9. Allow the Akamu to develop a sweet flavor overnight.

10. Your Akamu is all set to get packed.

Preparing for Pap ( Akamu)

To begin, bring a pot of boiling water to a boil.

2. Measure out the sum of Akamu you'll need and combine it with cold water.

3. Pour boiling water into the Akamu and stir to thin it out.

4. You're about to see your Akamu mirrored in the mirror.

The following are some of the health benefits of Akamu (Pap)

1. Akamu is a safe option for breastfeeding mothers.

Akamu contains water and other ingredients that aid in the flow of breast milk from lactating mothers. Pap also aids in the restoration of control in sick people.

2. Raw Akamu may also be taken by people who are suffering from ulcers.

3. Facility for Digesting

Pap is one of the foods that can be easily digested and extract harmful substances and elements from the body. Constipation and indigestion are common side effects of maize pap.

4. There is a decrease in the risk of hypertension.

Corneal pap has a high potassium content and no sodium, making it an excellent food for reducing blood pressure and preventing hypertension.

5. Booster power

Akamu is a light food that does not add weight to the body. Instead, since Akamu is high in carbohydrates and offers nutrition and mental sharpness, it boosts the body's energy levels.

6. Helps to keep the kidneys healthy.

Akamu pap can help the body eliminate unwanted elements and substances that can damage the kidneys through urine.

7. Safe for Toddlers and Babies

One of the safe Nigerian foods for toddlers is pap (. akamu). It is a traditional weaning meal introduced to babies in Nigeria, as previously mentioned. This is because it is easy to prepare and digest. However, pap is usually very nutritious for a growing infant. Carbohydrates, millet, and Guinea corn make up brown pap. It also contains some proteins, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for your baby's overall development and growth.

SOURCE: https://medtrend.org/health-benefits-of-pap-akamu-or-ogi/

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