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How do you cook traditional samp & beans at home ?

Samp have been consumed for the past century especially in Africa. Because Africa os known to be a continent with a variety of traditional foods that are stil consumed even today unlike european countries where they eat modern food and modified engineered products that end up csusing them different kind of diseases like cancer and other related chronic diseases.

Samp is very simple to prepare especially if you are cooking using stove. You must take the samp out of the pack after buying it and pour it in a bowel when you will wash it before putting inside a pot. You must wash it through so that the starch doesn't come out of the pot while cooking because any maize products contains too much starch.

If you do not have time to soak the samp and beans overnight, pour boiling water over them and leave for as long as you can before cooking. By not soaking samp and beans you increase the cooking time. Before cooking samp, it is essential to soak it in boiling water since boiling water helps in accelerating the process of softening it. Alternatively you could use cold water and let it soak overnight in cold water.

In recent times samp has taken on different iterations with mushrooms or carrots or peppers being added in. In some households it is boiled with pieces of chicken or beef so that it becomes a delectable one pot meal. Different tribes add in their regional flavours.

Samp and beans is high in fibre and may reduce the absorption of fats in the diet. Legumes like dried beans are low which means they may be suitable for people who suffer from diabetes. Because samp and beans are plant-based it promotes gut health which can help boost your immune response.

Try to choose high fibre starchy foods more often for example bran cereals, porridge brown or wholegrain bread or baked beans, samp and beans and potatoes. It is the fat that you add to these foods that make them fattening for example chips

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