Bobolo or cassava stick: the little brother of Chikwangue
Bobolo or cassava stick is a Cameroonian specialty. It is present on all tables in Cameroon and accompanies both soups and grilled meats. He is the little brother of the Congolese Chikwangue, but the big brother of the Cameroonian miondo.
Bobolo is made from cassava or placali, which is fermented and wrapped in banana leaves. Its unique taste is not only good, but also low in fat, it can easily replace rice as a side dish.
low in fat
high fiber content
goes well with various dishes and grills
goes well with ndole and braised fish
Does the bobolo make you fat?
In fact, not really. Indeed, the high carbohydrate content found in cassava is mainly due to light starch which does not really impact blood sugar. In addition, containing only little protein and fat as demonstrated above, cassava can easily be integrated into a weight loss diet. Another important element: its rich fiber content. With nearly 38 g of fiber per 100 g, cassava has significant satiating power. In other words, you only need to consume a little to be full. Which is another big advantage for people who want to lose weight. It is therefore safe to say that cassava does not really make you fat. On the contrary, it can be very useful in keeping the figure.
Many other benefits
In addition to the elements detailed above, bobolo (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 fibers 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 the body little work for its elimination, it can also be consumed without any risk by diabetics.