Ibibio traditional food & Nutritional Fact

Ibibio traditional food is a traditional food prepared, and eaten by the people which reflects their cultural heritage.

Ibibio is a tribe in Nigeria, known for her culinary tradition. Their food ingredients are obtained from the region (2) .

Several studies conducted revealed that ibibio traditional food is among the healthiest food in Nigeria owing to the fresh ingredients used and methods of preparation.

Ibibio traditional foods are very important to their festival, birthday, traditional marriage among others. Though it has a huge nutrients and benefits.

This article explores Ibibio traditional food & Nutritional Fact

1. Atama soup

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  • Atama soup is a traditional cuisine in ibibio that people travel far distance to eat. Bitterleaf, periwinkle, palm fruit extract plays a strong role as they are used with other ingredients like spice, meat, and fish. You can eat Atama soup with pounded yam or Garri.

Nutritional Fact of ibibio traditional food
Carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, Vitamin C, selenium, Beta-carotenoid, iron, vitamin A thiamin flavonoids, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium.

2. Edikang Ikong

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This is a native food of ibibio people, packed with nutrients necessary for immune system. It is considered as one of those dishes reserved for events such as traditional marriage, weeding annual festival due to it link to cultural heritage.
Ingredients involves in cooking Edikang Ikong Soup includes ukazi leaves, waterleaf, beef, fish, and spices.

Nutritional Fact of Edikang Ikong
Protein, carb, fat, dietary fiber, natural compounds, vitaminA, E, C,calcium, Phosphorus, potassium, magnesium.

3. Afang soup

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Afang soup is a traditional food that has similar way of preparation with Edikang Ikong Soup. Because of it rich nutrients, it is gaining massive acceptance outside the region.

When cooking Afang Soup be sure you add two different leaves like afang leaves, and waterleaf, assorted meats, fish as well as spices to boost its flavour.

Nutritional Fact of ibibio traditional food
Dietary fiber, Vitamins, minerals, bioactive compounds, complex carbohydrates.

4.Usen Ikong Soup
Ikong Soup is a native soup made with two different leaves such as ukazi leaves, and water leaves. Palm fruit extract is important in cooking Usen Ikong Soup. Other ingredients are assorted meats, fish, and spices. Usen Ikong Soup goes pounded yam, fufu and Garri.

Nutritional Fact of Usen Ikong Soup
Dietary fiber, Vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium

5.Ekpan Nkuho
This a local food made with yam and sauce. It often serve during festival, and traditional marriage. To cook Ekpan Nkuho, peel a tuber of yam, boil for some minutes and serve with sauce made from palm oil, ugba or oil bean, and ingredients like onions, fish, and spices.

Nutritional Fact of Ekpan Nkuho
Dietary fiber, carb, protein, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin E, selenium, zinc, iron, and vitamin C,

6. Abak Atama Soup
Abak Atama Soup is a traditional cuisine in which their ingredients are obtained from ibibio clean. Ingredients include atama leaves, palm fruit extract, meats, fish, and spices. Abak Atama soup is commonly eaten with pounded yam or Garri.

Nutritional Fact of Abak Atama Soup
Complex carbohydrates, protein, fat, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, iron, selenium, zinc, copper, magnesium.

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Conclusion
Ibibio traditional foods are foods made with local ingredients of the ibibio people.

Ibibio traditional food & Nutritional Fact includes Useng Ikong Soup, Atama soup, Ekpan Nkuho soup etc

They are loaded with different nutrients and phytochemical such as vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, flavonoids.

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