It is not enough to eat food and fill up our tummies when we are hungry, it is most important to nourish our bodies when we eat. That is why at www.soupfactory.com.ng food is not just for survival but for nourishment and enjoyment.
Soup factory is established to meet the needs of food lovers, busy people, health watchers etc. that is why our soups are made with fresh, healthy, and hygienic food produce to give you that fresh soup that tastes like mamas’. As the saying goes “health is wealth”, hence, amongst our write up series, we will bring to you the health benefits of some of the Nigerian delicacies, best ways of preserving foods, ingredients required to prepare certain types of foods, origin of some foods, and our recipes.
In the series of healthy soups and the health benefits of Nigerian delicacies, we will start with Efo-Riro soup. This is a very healthy and popular Yoruba soup which is a favorite of not just the Yoruba’s but other cultures in Nigeria. Efo-Riro is a healthy vegetable soup because it contains various nutritional ingredients like:
Red bell pepper: it has twice the amount of vitamin C in a green pepper and 9 times more vitamins A and K and promotes good sight and aids digestion.
Green leaf or African spinach (Amaranthus hybridus): is high in antioxidant properties which are low in fat and contains dietary fiber
Palm fruit oil: it contains vitamin E and rich contents of saturated & mono-unsaturated fatty acids.
Locust beans (Parkia biglobosa): it contains high lipid (29%), protein (35%), and carbohydrate (16%).
This soup is recommended for weight watchers, the elderly, and anybody that seeks for body nourishment because it aids in digestion, reduces blood sugar, enhances weight loss, and can be used for the treatment of stroke and hypertension especially from the locust beans. Therefore, if you are interested in good foods, kindly check our website www.soupfactory.com.ng for all the available tasty Nigerian soups, stews, and pepper soups with Efo-Riro inclusive. Also, follow us on our social media handles – Facebook:soupfactoryng, Twitter: @soupfactoryng, and Instagram: soupfactoryng