Cassava is the staple food. It is soaked for two-three days dried in the sun and then ground into a flour. Goza
is a paste made from cassava flour and water. Most meals consist of goza
served with a sauce made from meat, fish or vegetables. Ngunga
is a dish made from the dark green leaves of the cassava plant. Most sauces are thickened with peanut butter for added protein.
Everyone eats with their fingers from a common dish. Men and women who are not relatives do not eat together. In public men and women do not eat together.
The main cooked meal is at noon. Breakfast and the evening meal are usually leftovers.