The Chikwangue available at the Afritibi market is a Congolese speciality. It is present on all the tables in Congo and accompanies soups as well as grilled meats. It is the little brother of the Cameroonian Bobolo, but the big brother of the Cameroonian Miondo.
Chikwangue is made from cassava or placali, which is fermented and packed in banana leaves. Its unique taste is not only good, but also low in fat, it can easily replace rice as a side dish.
The Chikwangue is:
low in fat
high fiber content
goes well with a variety of dishes and grills
accompanies well the laid eggs, ndole and braised fish.
Does Chikwangue make you fat?
Actually, not really. Indeed, the high carbohydrate content found in cassava is mainly due to light starch which does not really impact blood sugar levels. Moreover, containing little protein and fat as shown above, cassava can easily be included in a weight loss diet. Another important element is its high fibre content. With nearly 38 g of fibre per 100 g, cassava has a high satiating power. In other words, you only need to eat a little to be satiated. This is another significant advantage for people who want to lose weight. It is therefore safe to say that cassava is not really fattening. On the contrary, it can be very useful to keep the line.
Many other benefits
In addition to the elements detailed above, Chikwangue (more generally cassava) is also rich in various nutrients: potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B, iron, etc.. These give it a very interesting nutritional value. In addition, the fibre and starch present in cassava are very beneficial for the digestive system and make it a good ally for people suffering from ulcers, heartburn or inflammation of the colon. Low in gluten and giving little work to the body for its elimination, it can also be consumed without any risk by diabetics.
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