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Fura Da Nono


The Origin of Nigerian Foods: Fura Da Nono

Fura da nono is a nutritious and refreshing drink made from fermented milk and ground millet grains. The Fura balls are made from ground millet and spiced with ginger, cloves and sometimes, pepper while the nono is made from cow milk.

It is native to the Fulani people, a tribe found in Nigeria’s north and across West Africa, and who are traditional herdsmen. Traditionally, Fura da nono is served in a round calabash bowl and eaten with a wooden ladle.

Fura Da Nono

A bowl of fura and nono balls.

Nutritional Benefit

Millet is gluten free with lots of minerals and vitamins B5, B 12. It’s a good source of Magnesium, Fibre, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Manganese, Riboflavin, Iodine, Zinc and antioxidants.

Health Benefits

Fura da nono supports good health and has numerous health benefits. It helps reduce the risk of having type 2 diabetes, protect against breast cancer and reduces the severity of asthma. It also helps in fat metabolism and repair of body tissues.

Likewise, the vitamin B3 in millet helps to lower cholesterol in the body while magnesium reduces the effects of migraines and protects the heart. In addition, it promotes digestion, prevents constipation, and helps to alleviate diarrhoea.

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Chinwe Opuruiche

An Environment Resource Management graduate of Abia State University with her Masters in-view, Chinwe is also a Columnist, an OAP, a sought-after motivational speaker and writer with special interest in food and the balance of diet.

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