Wednesday, July 4, 2018

fufu -

Fufu is a staple food of African origin made from cassava, but can also be made from corn flour, wheat flour, and banana flour. Foods made from these ingredients have names that vary by region, and the name "fufu" is more popular in West Africa.

In Hausa, Northern Nigeria, this food is called Sakora. In the Dagomba tribe, this food is called Sakoro. In Cameroon called Couscous but not the same as the couscous from North Africa. Cassava is not native to Africa. Portuguese invaders introduced cassava in the 16th century.  Before cassava is introduced, fufu is made from other tubers. Fufu has close kinship with other African staple foods such as ugali, nsima, sadza, pap, and posho

The nutrients contained in the fufu include 2 grams of protein, 0.1 gram of fat, and 84 grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams serving, with caloric value of 267 calories.