Sukuma Wiki is an East African dish usually containing collard greens, chile-flecked ground meat, and tomatoes served with cornmeal or mashed plantain. The literal translation of the phrase ‘sukuma wiki’ is to “push the week” or “stretch the week”. It is a vegetable that is generally affordable and available all-year round in this region. It forms part of the staple dish in this region together with Ugali or Sima
Health Benefits Of Sakuna Wiki
The health benefits of the dish are numerous, ranging from glowing and healthy skin, to managing one’s weight and warding off illnesses. The very rich in iron Sukuma Wiki helps the body produce a healthy amount of blood. It is also highly concentrated in minerals that are very effective at warding off disease and keeping the skin rejuvenated. It is known for its super ability to fight cancer and boost immunity.
Collard greens are rich in vitamin K which is very helpful in preventing colon, rectal and ovarian cancer. It contains Omega-3 fatty acids found in the vegetable which can help prevent autoimmune disorders and conditions such as asthma, and alleviate arthritis. The minerals found in the greens helps the skin maintain its elasticity, thereby making the skin glow and healthy
As a zero fat vegetable, Sukuma Wiki is a great source of energy and is rich in fibre which aids digestion. It is perfect when used for detoxification or when one’s watching weight.
Sukuma Wiki with Mashed Potatoes. Photo Credit: Getty
How To Make Sakuna Wiki
The recipes to cook this dish are: