Moi Moi is a popular food in Nigeria that’s associated with many health benefits. This delicacy is the most popular side order at Keobi Restaurant, and one Nigerian food you must eat before you die. Yes, Moi Moi (or Moin Moin) is that good, and healthy! This delicious delicacy is highly rich in protein and other essential nutrients that play an important role in our bodies. If you have attended a Nigerian event or dined at any Nigerian restaurants anywhere in the world, chances are that you have seen or tasted it. However, you can still find it here – well made, in the only Nigerian restaurant in Albany, Keobi.
Moi Moi is made from beans and is consumed in almost all Nigerian households. And one Nigerian food you must eat before you die! Beans are a rich source of protein that offers higher energy sustaining power than many other diets. Moi Moi can be served with other healthy foods such as goat meat, snails, eggs, and fish.
Health benefits of Moi Moi
Moi Moi has always been a staple food in Nigeria that’s traditionally cooked with no sugar and is one of the popular African cuisines served at Nigerian restaurants. Scientists have associated this delicacy with excellent health benefits.
It has antioxidant properties
Medtrend, and online magazine noted that, “the outermost part of the beans, contains disease-fighting antioxidants, essential B vitamins and more dietary fibers.” Moi Moi has antioxidant properties that help fight diseases and get rid of disease-causing free radicals including those that cause cancer. It can also help prevent kidney and liver diseases.
It contributes to weight loss
Some people believe Moi Moi can help with weight loss, though debatable. Some vowed that if you have been struggling to lose weight that adding Moi Moi to your diet could enhance weight loss. This is because Moi Moi is highly rich in protein and energy-sustaining complex carbohydrates that can easily make your stomach feel full hence you’ll end up eating less.
Moi Moi promotes easy bowel movements
Moi Moi helps with easy bowel movements by promoting a regular visit to the toilet. It contains high fiber content that plays a crucial role in improving the quality of stool and promoting a regular visit to the toilet. The high amount of fiber in beans reduces constipation. Moreover, consuming adequate fiber promotes satiety which could help prevent obesity.
It helps for diabetic patients
The Medtrend magazine also noted another important health benefit of Moi Moi. Beans have been discovered to contain insulin which is very beneficial to diabetics. Most Moi Moi are made after peeling off the skin. But in order to reap this benefit, you may have to leave the skin of the beans when making your homemade Moi Moi. Additionally, the onion and pepper used in making Moi Moi will give you additional dose of essential vitamins.
A few Different Ways Moi Moi is Cooked in Nigeria
Now that you have just discovered the top health benefits of Moi Moi, stop by one the fastest growing ethnic restaurant in Upstate New York. You can enjoy this great African cuisine at Keobi. We are located on the historic Lark Street in the heart of Albany.