Hello, this week I would like to introduce you to a very traditional meal; one which is known to the Riverine people of Rivers state. it is called Mgbe fulo otherwise known as a delicious combination of oyster and prawn sauce. It is not just yummy, it is also a healthy and nutritional meal which is easy to prepare and can be combined with lots and lots of other meals.
If you missed my last recipe, you can find it here.
Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, and selenium, as well as vitamin A and vitamin B12. They are low in food energy; one dozen raw oysters contains 110 kilocalories (460 kJ). They are rich in protein (approximately 9g in 100g of pacific oysters). It’s a great way to get protein without adding on calories.
Traditionally, oysters are considered to be an aphrodisiac…actually, many cultures still consider them as such, partially because they resemble female sex organs. They are also rich in amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones.Their high zinc content aids the production of testosterone.
Now you know…
Little wonder my mum made this meal available at least once a week, trust me, you need to try this out as soon as you can.