Monday, March 5, 2012

New Snacks

While traveling this weekend, I came accross some new snacks sold by hawkers along, or in, the road. 

1. Tigernuts

Grown in Ghana, the tigernut  is not actually a nut, but a small tuber.
Apparently, tigernuts are recognized for their health benefits, as they are high in fiber, proteins, and natural sugars.You chew on them to extract a sweet juice, and then can either spit out the remaining ball of mush, or eat it. 

2. Sugar cane

Sugar cane is one of Ghana's main crops. Fresh, bite sized pieces are sold in little plastic bags everywhere. You enjoy the sweet liquid until only the taste of the woody stalk is left. This made me think of you, Gen!

I have already posted about fresh coconut nut, but I will reiterate that it is amazing!

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