Ijebu Garri is a special type of Garri that has the smoothest whole-grain Garri. It is a favourite across Nigeria. It is produced in the western part of Nigeria and owes its name to the Ijebu township in Ogun state. It has a pleasantly sour taste that is great for soaking – when you add cold water, room temperature water, or milk and eat with a spoon like eating cereal.
- Cassava has one of the highest amounts of fiber compared to other sources of food you can find. This means that eating Garri (made from cassava) can help your digestion, burn fat and give you more energy. High fiber foods are also known to make you get full very quickly and help reduce the risk of obesity. The fiber in Garri can also help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as help you control your blood sugar.
- Foods that contain a high amount of trans fats can put you at risk of many health issues including heart problems, strokes and hypertension. One way to fight this is to eat foods like Garri, which has very low fat. In addition to that, Garri also has a higher amount of protein when compared to other tropical foods like potatoes and yam. Also, Garri is free of gluten, which makes it an excellent choice for food preparation meant for people with celiac disease.
Many other Vitamins and Minerals:
- Garri contains moderate amounts of vitamin A, vitamin B, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folates and pyridoxine. In addition to that, it also contains minerals like manganese, iron, and zinc. It contains proteins and some essential vitamins.
Copper and Magnesium:
- Garri has a very high amount of copper and magnesium minerals. Consuming food high in magnesium helps to promote a healthy long life, by reducing your risk of contracting osteoporosis and at the same time lowering your blood pressure. While consuming a good amount of copper will help a functional and healthy nervous system