The food that I listed above are actually very healthy. In fact, Sierra Leone has one of the best diets around the world. Pros about the food is that most of the meat consists of fish and beans. Fish and chicken are healthier than eating red meat because chicken and fish have less saturated fats. To help prove my point, below is the link that describes that omega-3 fatty acids are in fish and most plants. This is where is gets really interesting. Beans do not contain any cholesterol which is a huge pro because beans are in a lot of the food that I listed above. With fish and beans being important to the food culture, research shows that eating more fish and beans can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. One major con about the food culture in Sierra Leone is that many people have to watch how much they eat of these foods because they try to reduce the chances of getting an upset stomach due to the poor hygiene. Although the food is healthy, smelling the delicious food is good and all, until the food is gone and all you smell is the body odor seeping more into people's mouths.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Alexandra Abrams- Food Culture in Sierra Leone
In Freetown, there are variety of food cultures that had come from different parts of the world. To find the real taste of Sierra Leone you have to travel in the local area. What I have learned is that this is where the true culture comes to life. In these local areas you will find that they have a mixture of foods with different types of names but they usually require the same ingredients. Two important ingredients that are used in many dishes are rice, fish, sauce, and beans. These are one of Sierra Leone's most important ingredients. Some specialties that you can find are: Groundnut Stew, Cassava Bread, Okra Stew, Krin Krin & Fish Balls, Yebe, Coconut cake, Fufu, and Joll of Rice.
Posted by Alexandra Abrams at 4:51 PM