Waterfufu is a typical cassava dish from the Southern region of Cameroon. It is made from fermented cassava. Did you know that as you age, the amount of digestive juices and enzymes required for proper digestion that your stomach produces begin to decrease? Low production of digestive juices and enzymes may be the cause of your digestive discomfort or constipation. In this post, I will show you how to cook waterfufu.
Eating foods like waterfufu and other fermented foods can help make up for this loss, ease digestive discomfort related to having either too much or too little stomach acid plus the carbohydrates in fermented foods have been broken down or “pre-digested.” As a result, they do not place an extra burden on the pancreas, unlike ordinary carbohydrates and are therefore great for diabetic patients.
When the production of hydrochloric acid by the stomach is low, fermented foods help increase the acidity of gastric juices. On the other hand, when the stomach produces too much acid, fermented foods help protect the stomach and intestinal lining. Therefore consuming waterfufu is actually good for you. The key is to eat a small portion of traditional fermented foods on a very regular basis.
How to cook waterfufu
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How to cook Waterfufu
500g Cassava paste
1 cup Water
- Pour cassava paste in a pot.
- Add water and stir until color changes from snow white to champagne, adding water if necessary.
- Make balls by wraping a tablespoon full of cooked waterfufu in your palms.
- Serve hot with a vegetable sauce of your choice.