How it Works (Episode 2) - Gari and Beans!
Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:13:27 PM
Gorbe is best served with Fried plantain or Kelewele. I prefer the latter though. You could go further to spice up the food by adding Egg, Pepper or Shito.
|Beans (any kind)|
- Boil your beans for it to be ready. Preferably, about an Hour cook will be alright, Depending on the quantity of Beans.
- Get your Gari ready.
- Mix both Gari and Beans.
- Spread Palm oil on top.
Beans, as the main ingredient present in Gorbe is one of the source of vegetable Protein. Protein in diet helps repair worn out tissues, increase the rate at which cuts is healed. Beans could also go ahead to prevent or cure Constipation. Some other side effects of Beans is the flatulence involved. This is because there is a type of fiber found in beans called oligosaccharides.
Gari is a fine to coarse granular flour of varying texture made from cassava tubers (also called cassava roots) which are cleaned after harvesting, grated, water and starch squeezed out of it, left to ferment and then fried either in palm oil or without palm oil and serves as a major staple food in West Africa. Gari is rich in starch. It also has very high fibre content. Also contains proteins and some essential vitamins. The high fibre content makes it very filling, and also makes this good in preventing or at least reduces likelihood of constipation and bowel diseases.Enjoy this video about Gorbe.