potash in Nigerian food

Kaun / Akaun Nigerian Cooking Potash

Why use Kaun/ Potash in Nigerian food

Akaun is added to soups, legumes, meat and sauces usually for three reasons: to increase Viscosity in soups like Okra and Ewedu (jute) ,  to faster tenderize tough cuts of meat and legumes and or to colloid oil and water.

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