GARI is a finely granulated semolina obtained from the grated cassava tuber,
fermented, pressed, sieved and then dried over a fire.
Gari can be found in all the markets of tropical Africa.
Several recipes are made from gari such as:
- Couscous with vegetables.
- But the easiest to make, and especially the least expensive, is the sugar gari.
This last recipe at a lower cost, it can feed a large family,
especially because soaked and left to rest for a few minutes, the gari takes on more volume.
Cassava is a tuber native to Central and South America.
It has many excellent health properties.
This tuber, which is part of the Euphorbiaceae family, is also
one of the staple foods in many African and South American countries.
Cassava is completely edible. It can eat its leaves and its root
with dark, rough brown skin and white, mealy flesh.
THE BENEFITS OF CASSAVA
- Cassava is consumed as a starch because it is rich in carbohydrates.
- It can therefore easily replace the potato.
- Its high starch and fiber content makes it easy to digest.
- It promotes intestinal transit and helps relieve stomach problems and
irritations of the colon but also to fight against constipation and diarrhea.
- It's filling. Once consumed, the starch gains in volume in the stomach,
which promotes the feeling of satiety.
- Cassava also helps you have beautiful skin.
- In addition to being rich in B vitamins, its leaves have an antibacterial action.
- Cassava is also recommended for people with diabetes because it has a low glycemic index.
Its high fiber content helps slow the rate of absorption of sugar into the blood.