5 Best Foods You Should Eat This Harmattan Season

5 Best Foods You Should Eat This Harmattan Season

The Harmattan season is here again. It is the winter version of Nigeria, characterized by dust, dryness and cold. 

5 Best Foods You Should Eat This Harmattan Season - Hautangle
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The Harmattan is a season in West Africa, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by the dry and dusty of the northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea.

The name Harmattan is coined from the word haramata from the Twi Language spoken in Southern and Central Ghana. During Harmattan, the temperature is hot during the day and very cold in the night depending on the location.

Due to the cold, dry and dusty nature of Harmattan there are some specific foods recommended for consumption. The cold of Harmattan in the early morning hours may affect your productivity. Therefore, you need some good diets to keep you active for the day's tasks. Harmatizing your foods can be a very good starting points towards a healthy and memorable harmattan. Start with these.

Best foods for harmattan - hautangle

1. Tea: We have different varieties of teas, grean tea, black tea, white tea etc. Whichever you choose to go for, Tea is a very good diet for harmattan season as it will in increase you activeness. Most families in nigeria will take tea with milk and bread - that's great!



5 Best Foods You Should Eat This Harmattan Season


2. Pap and Akara: I know you are already salivating? Pap and Akara is one of the most consumed breakfast meal in Nigeria, those who have never tasted this meal are greatly missing out. Apart from its various health benefits, when you consume Pap and Akara you are likely to stay satisfied for long thereby saving you from the unnecessary distractions of hunger. I don't need to write much about the benefits of this great meal. I recommend you try Pap + Bread + Akara!.


5 Best Foods You Should Eat This Harmattan Season


3.Pounded Yam: Looking for a great lunch to add to your cooking schedules this harmattan? look no further, Pounded Yam has got you covered. Pounded Yam is one of the Nigerian Fufu recipe made from a pounded boiled white Yam. 


5 Best Foods You Should Eat This Harmattan Season


4. Potatoes: Potatoes are certainly top of brain throughout the colder time of year season – we love to pound them, broil them or bubble them and serve close by a customarily prepared supper. Notwithstanding, while there's nothing intrinsically amiss with potatoes, it is ideal to change it up sometimes and Potatoes are unquestionably a solid other option. 

They are high in fiber to help demoralize stomach related problems like stoppage, in addition to they contain a lot of supplements like beta-carotene, nutrient C, potassium and nutrient E. This makes Potatoes a decent decision for supporting your insusceptible framework and well-being.


5 Best Foods You Should Eat This Harmattan Season - Hautangle


5. Jollof Rice:  Some people will crucify me if don't mentioned this. Okay Jollof Rice or as we call it Nigerian Jollof is the most consumed food in Nigeria and the whole West Africa. It is definitely a meal you can consume at anytime of the year, it is safe to call it meal without season. Many countries have also accepted this dish, with artists such as Edsheeran and Cardi B visiting Nigeria to get tastes of this this meal.

This dishes are our own recommendation for Harmattan! We will be glad hear you own Five best Foods for Harmattan or any other opinion about this post via the comment box below.


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