Native to the Efik in Southern Nigeria, this is known as a rich soup, usually characterized by its garnishing with rich vegetables and meat and fish.
Edikang ikong is specially cooked by the Efik people from Akwa Ibom and cross river states, it is a special vegetable cooked in special occasions and served to the special guest invited. This soup is prepared with pumpkin leaves, and water leaves. Edikang Ikong is a soup that nourishes the body with the nourishing deposited component.
INGREDIENTS FOR EDIKAN IKONG
Water leaves (Talinum triangulare)
Beef, Panla, Shaki and Dry fish
Pepper, Salt and ground crayfish: to taste
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF PERIWINKLE
Periwinkles are appreciated in the Asian part of the world, it is considered as a delicacy in African and Asian cuisines.
The protein in the meat is high
It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in fat.
Raw snails generally have water, protein, and fat.
Edikang ikong is a soup that can be served with Rice, pounded yam, Amala, Fufu etc.
All the ingredients added to the Edikang Ikong give a lot of nutrition to the body