Cocoyam Powder

Cocoa Yam Powder is used as a soup thickener and is also known as ede by the Igbos. It is a popular African foodstuff made from edible cocoyam root (Colocasia esculenta), a tropical tuber crop from West Africa. It is mostly grown basically for edible root called cocoyam corm. the corms provide healthy amounts of some important minerals like magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, and copper.

 Cocoyam powder can be used to prepare bitter leaves, oha or acts as a thickener to other ethnic soups.

Elafoods Cocoyam Powder for soup is hygienically processed and well packaged edible cocoyam. Packed in airtight containers to retain value and freshness.

They can be used as a thickener for baking and cooking soups such as oha soup, nsala (white soup) and bitter leaf soup, etc.

Cocoyam contains a high-quality nutrition profile comprising of dietary fiber, antioxidants and moderate proportions of minerals, and vitamins.


Nutritional Benefits of Cocoyam Powder

  1. It is an excellent source of carbohydrate
  2. It contains dietary fiber
  3. Contains higher protein contents than the majority of the tropical root crops
  4. It also contains thiamine, calcium, niacin, manganese, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, copper, and riboflavin.

Health Benefits of Cocoyam Powder

  1. Cocoyam is vital for maintaining a healthy immune system Maintains a healthier digestive system
  2. Helps in the easy passage of stool
  3. Helps to increase blood circulations
  4. Prevents heart disease, lungs, and oral cancer
  5. It also supports the muscle and helps in decreasing blood pressure.


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