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5 Benefits of Eating 'Amala' And 'Ewedu' You Need To Know

Àmàlà is a local indigenous Nigerian swallow food that is commonly eaten by the Yoruba ethnic group in the western part of Nigeria. It is made out of yam and/or cassava flour, or unripe plantain flour. Amala can easily be produced when Yams are peeled, sliced, cleaned, dried and then blended into a flour which is popularly known as èlùbọ́. 

Ewedu soup is one of the best Yoruba soups that can be used to eat Amala. Ewedu soup is a simple Nigerian dish made with ewedu leaves (also known as jute or molokhia leaves) as the key ingredient. The leaves are typically simmered in boiling water with ingredients such as ground African melon seeds, ground crayfish, bouillon cubes, potash, and locust beans.

Traditionally, the soup is pounded using a special soup broom called ljabe until a semi-pureed consistency is achieved, although nowadays it is more often prepared with a hand blender.

Many people have don't know the importance of eating Amala and Abula but in this article, I will let you know the 5 benefits of eating these two lovely food combinations.

5 benefits of eating Amala with Ewedu soup are given below:

1. Amala is one of the good sources of minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

2. It contains an enzyme that provides a natural alternative to hormonal replacement in women who have reached menopause.

3. Amala is a very reliable source of Vitamin B6 which is needed by our body to break down a substance known as homocysteine, which can destroy blood vessel walls.

4. Amala is rich in good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) and thus enables us to reduce the great risk of coronary heart diseases and atherosclerosis.

5. If a woman is pregnant, Amala is good for her and don't forget that pregnant woman is always advised by medical practitioners to consume lots of them in any of the trimesters. Eating Amala while pregnant can neither cause miscarriage nor harm your unborn baby.

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