spinach (efo)

Nigerian Spinach (Efo)

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Nigerian Spinach (Efo) has thick, soft, oval to arrow shaped leaves and bright green stems. Both the leaves and stems are edible. Spinach is considered a super food and is packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate. It is delicious when eaten raw in a salad or cooked until slightly wilted. It can also be added to soups, stews and casseroles. Efo as it is called in Yoruba land in Nigeria is the most important part of the meal combination and it’s therefore prepared with much finesse. The plant is often grown for cropping the leaves which are sold in markets cooked or rolled up balls. The mineral content of the leaves is known to be relatively high. Efo soup also known as “Efo Riro” in the western part of Nigeria is a very delicious and much appreciated meal consumed by virtually every tribe in the country because of its’ delicious taste and body benefits. When you take Efo Riro, you are gifting your body with a good supply of iron as it is an essential trace element required by your body to produce red blood cell. Efo is very low in calories and fats. This Nigerian Spinach leaves contain a good amount of soluble dietary fibre. This is why dietitians recommend it in controlling cholesterol and in weight loss programs. Spinach leaves are an excellent source of vitamin K and it aids digestion, prevents constipation and its presence of calcium plays a key role in maintaining healthy bones.

Choose spinach with fresh-looking, deep green leaves and a fresh smell. Avoid bunches that have black or yellow tinges. Remove the string and store Nigerian spinach, wrapped in a paper towel, in the fridge for five to seven days. Nkataa makes sure it delivers to your doorstep as soon as possible, your Nigerian Spinach fresh and green.

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