According to The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), countries in Africa disproportionately affected by acute food insecurity increased during the pandemic.
The institution attests that close to 98 million people faced acute food insecurity in 2020— or two out of three— and they were on the African continent.
Travel Noire has compiled a list of 6 African superfoods you should try to enhance your health.
Teff is a fine grain that comes in a variety of colors, from white and red to dark brown. It is an ancient grain from Ethiopia and Eritrea, often used in cuisines.
Fonio is probably the oldest African cereal. For thousands of years, West Africans have cultivated it across the dry savannas. Indeed, it was once their major food.
The Baobab is a common tree in Southern Africa’s savannas. Its fruit provides nutrition to both humans and animals such as birds and insects.
A glass of hibiscus tea is very popular in Egypt and Sudan. It can also be served chilled with ice. Hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants minerals and vitamin C.
Native to tropical Africa and prized for its sweet-and-sour flavor, tamarind is used to make juice, and is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Amaranth is a very popular traditional leafy vegetable. It is consumed in most parts of South Africa. Amaranth leaves are a good source of iron and beta-carotene.