The Legendary Kuli- Kuli SnackIf you adopt healthy eating habits, one of your goals is probably to remove sugary snacks from your diet. And if our guess is right, most people think Kuli Kuli is all sugar and therefore not healthy. Kulii kuli may be considered a poor man’s food because of how cheap they are, but it has many health benefits anyone should not ignore. It’s a healthy snack that contains so many essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Well, you’re about to discover amazing stuff about the legendary Crunchy Kuli Kuli snack. In this journey, we will explore the facts and play a little bit around the most interesting things we didn’t know about our favourite Naija snack. Welcome on board!
What Does Kuli Kuli Mean?Simply, it just means Groundnut or Peanut Cake in English. The word “Kuli Kuli” has a Hausa meaning which is where this delicious snack first originated from. Although there may be divergent views on the exact meaning of Kuli Kuli, the most common way to explain Kuli Kuli is probably just to Cool-ly call it “groundnut/peanut cakes or cookies”.
Origin and History of Kuli KuliOnce again, there is always this tussle on where our favourite local snacks come from. Just like Donkwa balls, Kuli Kuli also has different home origins and delicacy, especially in neighbouring West African countries. For example, apart from Nigeria, Kuli Kuli is a very popular snack in Benin Republic, Ghana, and northern Cameroon. These countries claim ownership of origin on this snack. But we can’t always drag matters with our African brothers on who first made Kuli Kuli. Even the most factual fingers point at the Nupe people (an ethnic native group to the Middle Belt of Nigeria -more specifically Niger State) to be the first makers of KuliKuli. No wahala sha. Kuli Kuli for Africa!
What Does Kuli Kuli Taste Like?Crunchy! Spicy! Yummy Delicious! Sweet taste of pure nutty treat! If you missed eating this snack at childhood, you really missed. Ever eaten chocolate cakes without those colorings? That’s the nearest taste we can describe for you. If you haven’t eaten Kuli Kuli before, you should try one now to sparkle your tastebuds!
What is Kuli Kuli made of?It is absolutely made with peanut, but preparing it requires some special tricks though. Kuli Kuli is made from dry roasted peanuts/groundnuts, which is then ground into semi-paste, mixed with selected spices and deep-fried until it hardens.
Is Kuli Kuli Healthy For You?When moderately eaten, Kuli Kuli is healthy for you. Naturally, it is highly proteinous and contains essential nutrients that make your body function well. Apart from the fact it is made with groundnut oil and deep-fried, you shouldn’t have to worry about heavy health implications Kuli Kuli may have on you.
Amazing Health Facts of Kuli Kuli
Rich source of protein
Good sources of vitamins
Rich in calcium and magnesium
Great for weight loss
Good for pregnant women