Kuli-kuli is a well-known snack native to the Nigerian Hausa tribe. It is made from the by products of processing groundnuts into groundnut oils, and has over the years gained a reputation of being a great combo with the very famous cassava flakes, commonly known as garri. It can as well be eaten with pap and salads, or enjoyed as a standalone snack.
Kuli-kuli is one snack that might have gained a household name, but still hasn’t been given much attention for the health benefits it offers. Here are some amazing facts about Kuli-kuli that goes beyond “just having a great taste and being crunchy”:
- Blood Sugar Regulation: Groundnuts are great for managing diabetes as they are rich in manganese, which helps to regulate blood sugar and play a vital role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism,
- Fighting Depression: They are loaded with tryptophan. an amino acid responsible for serotonin production in the human body. This serotonin control our mood stabilization. t is safe to say that
- Fertility: They are known to contain a good amount of Folate, that not only helps to promote fertility in women but also reduces their risk of having a baby born with a serious neural tube defect by up to 70%.
- Memory Boost: Ever wondered why peanuts were given the “brain food” tag? Well, this is due to their vitamin B3 or niacin content whose many health benefits include normal brain functioning and boosting memory power.
- They contains Phytosterols which not only protects against cardiovascular disease by interfering with the absorption of cholesterol but also protect against cancer by inhibiting tumor growth.
Surprised right? !