Groundnut soup is really popular especially in the Southern and Northern parts of Nigeria. In ghana, groundnut soup is also known as Nkatenkwan where it’s eaten with Banku and tilapia…Yum! If you haven’t tried it before, you’d need to take my word on this one when i say it’s finger licking gooooddd!!!. Apart from the taste, you stand to gain a whole lot from the health benefits of groundnuts listed below.
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How to make Groundnut soup a.k.a Ihewewe
Cook time:1 hour
Total time:1 hour 15 mins
Misc: Serve hot
• Groundnuts contain a good amount of Folate which helps promote Fertility.
• Groundnuts are an extremely high source of plant protein. This should be regularly incorporated in diet for children, vegetarians and protein deficient people.
• Groundnuts contain a good level of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that keep the heart healthy, thereby reducing the risk of coronary heart diseases.
• Groundnuts are good sources of Tryptophan, an essential amino acid which is important for the production of serotonin, one of the key brain chemicals involved in mood regulation. Tryptophan also helps fight Depression by raising serotonin’s antidepressant effects when there is an increased amount of serotonin in the blood.