Are you the type that enjoys taking pap? See what it does to your body

Corn pap, commonly known as akamu, ogi or eko, is a fermented cereal pudding, a Nigerian food, made from maize.

How it's made
The grain is soaked in water for up to three days before wet-milling and sieving to remove husks.

The filtered cereal is then allowed to ferment for up to three days until sour. Subsequently, it is boiled into a pap or cooked to make a creamy pudding.

Made from maize, akamu is a nutritious meal which is a good source of carbohydrate, B vitamins (pantothenic acid – B5, niacin – B3, riboflavin and thiamine – B1), folic acid, vitamins A and C, potassium, chromium, selenium, zinc, phosphorous, magnesium and many others.

Now, the 6 health benefits of pap

1 - Reduces risk of blood pressure
Pap is great for people with high blood pressure because of its high potassium and zero sodium content. This helps to lower blood pressure.

2 - Good source of energy
It is a good source of carbohydrate. This is meal highly recommended for athletes.

3 - Replaces lost body fluid
It is a meal that replaces the fluid lost because of its high water content.

4 - Easy to digest
It helps to pass out unwanted elements in the body through urine. Notice that whenever you take pap, you tend to urinate a lot. Its texture makes it very easy to digest and a perfect food for convalescing individuals. It does not stress the digestive system.

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5 - 100% natural
It is a meal that retains many of its nutrients after processing. This is because it doesn’t have to undergo long manufacturing processes and there are no additives present in it.

6 - Increase breast milk for nursing mothers
Pap assists nursing mothers to increase the flow of their breast milk, which is why it is a highly recommended meal for nursing mothers. It can be enjoyed alone or eaten with other foods like bean cake (akara), bean pudding (moi-moi) and beans porridge.

Now you have it. The positive effects akamu does to your body. Remember, moderation is the key.

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