Kenkey with Red Fish
Kenkey is a traditional Ghanaian dish made from fermented white corn. Pour the cornmeal and the cornstarch into a large bowl. Add warm water and stir until a smooth dough is obtained Kenkey is usually served with shito, diced or ground red and/or green pepper, and fish.
Here are some of the health benefits of the cornmeal:
1. Kenkey is rich in vitamins A, C, E, K, B vitamins like pantothenic acid, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, and folates.
2. Kenkey is made up of complex carbohydrates, low protein, low fat and high fiber content.
3. The meal is rich in phosphorus, manganese, zinc, calcium, magnesium, selenium and iron.
4. Kenkey also has antioxidants and phytochemicals like lutein, zeaxanthin, anthocyanin, caffeic acid, vanillic acid, protocatechuic acid, syringic acid, beta-carotene, coumaric acid, ferulic acid etc.
5. Kenkey has an impressive combination of antioxidants and phytochemicals which helps to protect the body from oxidative stress or the ravages of free radicals. These, in turn, protect the body from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
6. Kenkey also helps to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower blood pressure.
7. Some of the antioxidants in Kenkey help in eye health.
8. Eating Kenkey helps in digestion because of its high level of fiber which aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar. It also protects one from constipation and hemorrhoids.
9. Eating Kenkey helps combat fat by reducing blood cholesterol levels.
10. Kenkey supports digestive and immune system while contributing beneficially to the intestine and overall health.
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