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Benefits Of Kenkey Water Or Juice

Kenkey is a food that is popular with the Ga people of the Greater Accra region of Ghana. It is made from fermented corn dough, wrapped in the corn hask and boiled. It is usually taken with pepper sauce. They call it is "Kɔmi" in the Ga dialect. The Akans and the Fantes call it "Dɔkono". There are lots of benefits that comes with the eating of this food but the water or residue left after cooking was given to people that were ill back in the day but I never understood till I was told recently. Some people call it 'Kenkey water' while others call it 'kenkey juice'. Which ever way you call it, it's understandable.

Benefits of Corn used in making the fermented Kenkey juice includes;

High Fibre which aids digestion 

B Vitamins which prevents infections,

increases ones Red blood cells and a healthy brain function to mention but a few

Minerals such as Zinc,Magnesium, Copper, Iron and Manganese 

Packed with anti oxidants such as Carotenoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin which promotes eye health 

Due to its high starch contents Diabetic patients must only consume it in small quantities and not often.

These and many other benefits are what comes with taking kenkey water or juice. If you haven't had a taste yet, go or any kenkey vendor in your neighborhood and request for some.

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Akans Corn Fantes Ga Kenkey


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