In the world today, there is growing awareness on the need to eat healthy especially as we grow older. Consequently the need to make informed choices with respect to food type and their nutritional benefits to our body vis-à-vis calorie and fat intake cannot be over-emphasized.
This article is intended to inform us on one of African Staple Food ‘fufu’. Fufu is basically a derivative of cassava popularly known as ‘akpu’ among the ‘Igbos’ of Nigeria
Cassava root in its raw form is poisonous to the human body. Winosa fufu on the other hand is well processed to eliminate the presence of cyanide to make it fit for consumption.
Growing up, we were used to garri (‘eba’), pounded yam (‘ema’) now known as Poundo. Not much was heard about this wonderful ‘swallow’ called fufu. Its consumption has not been much among the wide varieties of the various ethnic nationalities in Nigeria except among the ‘Igbos’. Consequently, you may not have found fufu in a typical restaurant or hotel menu across Nigeria. This is where Winosa Foods is coming in to close the information gap on the nutritional benefits of fufu.
White rice and ‘jollof rice’ has been glorified and used as staple food for special occasions across Nigeria; it is high time Fufu is introduced to the world. This God’s gift contains complex carbohydrates for ultimate energy performance, high fibre for our gut intelligence, protein in addition to its natural minerals, vitamins and electrolytes one may not find in rice and most foods we consume regularly across the world.
According to Elizabeth Otto in her article of October 3, 2017, she opined that: “Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which is released into the blood stream to provide the body with fuel.
Nigerians’ attitude towards fufu is not far-fetched. The local method of preparation among the locals was tedious, primitive as well as unhygienic and hence the finished product became sticky with attendant offensive odour. But with advancement in local technology in the agricultural sector, fufu (cassava flour) is now gaining fast popularity across Nigeria. The magic is in the modern method of production.
Winosa Fufu is produced industrially and hygienically using heavy duty machines made of stainless steel under NAFDAC supervision with strict laboratory analysis and professional bodies’ certification.
Why choose fufu instead of wheat as a diabetic Patient?
First of all, this article is not meant to condemn any food rather it is intended to provide us with a bank of information that will help us make informed choices on the various ‘swallows’ available for our consumption.
Every food created by God is good. However our attitude driven by discipline and knowledge about any food types at all levels is vital before consuming them. Given that one man’s meat may be another man’s poison; it is still imperative to know the dangers posed to our body if we make wrong choices of what we eat.
Therefore knowing the food type we eat and what it contains, what it does to our body and whether or not we are consuming them in the right quantity or portion is very important.
Winosa Fufu is ranked among foods that have the highest amounts of fibre compared to other sources of food in the world. Consequently, eating fufu can:
- Aid proper digestion
- Burn fat
- Give you ultimate energy
- Help reduce risk of obesity
- Help lower blood pressure
- Lower bad cholesterol level and
- Help control your blood sugar
Winosa Fufu is free from:
- Bad Cholesterol &
From Research, Cassava contains:
- Higher amount of protein than yam and potatoes
- Moderate amount of Vitamin B17,
- Pantothenic acid
- Iron and zinc
- High amount of copper and Magnesium (copper promotes healthy nervous system while magnesium aids calcium absorption thus strengthening the bones).
INDUSTRIAL METHOD OF PRODUCTION
- Winosa Fufu is well fermented and passed through a heating and milling system to turn it into powder with zero impurities.
- The proper processing of our fufu under excellent hygienic conditions is what has resulted to an odourless creamy powder.
- Winosa fufu has minimum shelf-life of two years.
- Cassava roots deteriorate after 48 hours but Winosa fufu is well processed and packaged such that it can last for two years or more.
- Winosa fufu is the best way to preserve cassava root without adding any preservatives.
- Winosa Global Resources Ltd makers of Winosa Fufu is poised to producing food and making fufu a household name in Nigeria and in the diaspora by driving home the nutritional benefits in it.
- We are now in the ‘Cassava World’.