7 popular African street foods you shouldn’t miss when you visit

Alice Otchere Johnson Jun 9, 2018 at 04:02am

June 09, 2018 at 04:02 am | Foodie Friday

Alice Otchere Johnson

Alice Otchere Johnson | Intern Writer

June 09, 2018 at 04:02 am | Foodie Friday

Nigerian Roasted Plantain With Groundnuts — Pinterest

Roasted plantain

If you are a sweet tooth, this one is just for you! Roasted ripe plantain is a very popular street food in Western Africa.

It is known as Kofi Brokeman in Ghana and boli in Southwestern Nigeria and usually eaten with groundnuts.

For people in the southern part of Nigeria, roasted plantain is consumed with fried or smoked fish and a pepper sauce made with palm oil, onions, pepper and salt to taste. Occasionally the bitter uziza leaf (piper guineese) is sprinkled on this popular snack for added relish.

Plantains contain a high amount of dietary fibre which helps ensure healthy bowels and reduces constipation. When roasted, plantains are a very reliable source of starch and energy.

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