9 Nutritional Benefits Of Okpei You May Not Have Known

Health Benefits Of Okpei

Before the inception of the recent type of seasonings in Nigeria and Africa today, a lot of homes and people who cook their meals always subscribed to the traditional local seasoning option called Okpei which has amazing health benefits.

Okpei is a food flavoring produced from fermented oil seeds such as Egusi seeds, Prosopis Africana (Mesquite seeds), castor oil seeds, fluted pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Much like dawadawa, Okpei is used mostly by the southeastern and middle belts of Nigeria in flavoring soups and other varieties of traditional dishes. It has a very strong aromatic flavor.


9 Nutritional benefits of Okpei

From the numerous health benefits of this unique food seasoning called Okpei, below are hand-picked benefit;

  1. Okpei is very high in potassium, and potassium is a good element that helps in the regulation of body fluids.
  2. It can be used in the treatment of stroke and hypertension and it Promotes good sight.
  3. Calcium is present in Okpei and calcium is needed for bone development and strong teeth.
  4. It is found to be rich in protein and other essential nutrients.
  5. Okpei aids digestion and body functions due to the presence of Zinc.
  6. It can be used in bacterial infection management.
  7. Manganese is present in Okpei and manganese is known to aid the formation of the skeleton and cartilage of the body.
  8. Okpei helps in the function of enzymes as a result of the presence of copper.
  9. The Iron in Okpei carries oxygen to the cells and is necessary for the production of energy.


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