Amala with ewedu soup is a staple food of Yoruba origin and one of the favorite dishes being enjoyed in Africa.
Amala is a food eaten by both the poor, rich, sick, healthy, pregnant women, adults, and children.
Amala is not solely from yam ﬂour, some people use plantain and cassava as well. Amala goes with any soup but believed to be best with Ewedu (jute leaf soup).
Amala may be brown or black depending on the source of the ﬂour.
It contains the following nutritional value
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 28g
Below are 10 benefits of eating Amala with Ewedu soup
1. Amala is one of the good sources of minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
2. Amala contains an enzyme that provides a natural alternative to hormonal replacement in women who have reached menopause.
Amala is a good source of energy.
3. Amala is a good source of Vitamin B6 which is needed by the body to break down a substance called homocysteine, which can damage blood vessel walls.
4. Amala is rich in good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) and thus reduces the risk of coronary heart diseases and atherosclerosis.
5. Amala is good for pregnant women and they are even advised to consume lots of them in any of the trimesters. Eating Amala while pregnant WILL NOT cause miscarriage or pregnancy loss. It will also not harm your unborn baby.
6. Amala is good for diabetics since it is made from yam. Yam is a low glycemic index healthy food.
7. Ewedu leaf is rich in beta-carotene which supports good eyesight.
8. Ewedu is a good source of fiber. Dietary fiber help reduce constipation.
9. Ewedu is rich in Calcium which contributes to strong teeth and bones, it’s used to relieve pains and possesses some anti-tumor properties.
10. Amala contains a high amount of ﬁbre especially when combined with Ewedu, it reduces transit time in the large intestine and helps reduce the risk of colorectal or colon cancer.