What do people eat in Ghana?

Diet

Popular foods are yams, cassava (a starchy root), rice, plantain and maize. Eating fish is most common due to it being low in cost . Popular dishes include fufu (a dough like combination of plantain and cassava), ampesi (a green vegetable dish ), and palm or peanut oil soups and sauces. Ghana also produces a variety of tropical fruits and vegetables to supplement the diet. In Africa, there are light soups and there are dark soups. Light soups are made with meat, fish, or poultry for the basic stock. The soups are thickened with white beans or else with melon seeds which are prepared in the same manner but are ground to a paste called Egusi.

Mealtime

A bowl of water is provided at the beginning of the meal, in which each person washes the hands. Food is formed into a ball with the right hand before being eaten. Water is also passed around at the end of the meal for diners to wash their hands.

The diet consists mainly of yams, cassava (a starchy root), maize, plantain, and rice. Ghanaian's enjoy hot and spicy food and most of their meals are accompanied by a pepper sauce made with meat, fish, or chicken. Fish is most common due to cost . Popular dishes include fufu (a dough like combination of plantain and cassava), ampesi (a green vegetable dish ), and palm or peanut oil soups and sauces.

Ghana also produces a variety of tropical fruits and vegetables to supplement the diet. In Africa, there are light soups and there are dark soups. Light soups are made with meat, fish, or poultry for the basic stock. The soups are thickened with white beans or else with melon seeds which are prepared in the same manner but are ground to a paste called Egusi.



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