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Why Igbos Dey Fear Amala?

why do many igbos fear to eat amala?. That food na helele . I know it's the colour that is scaring my people but just forget that colour and enjoy a new world of yum yum dum dum.

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The color is pretty scary lol

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Amala tastes horrible to me, and many other people. Why must Igbos (in particular) like it anyway ?, Is it just because it is a Yoruba delicacy? Do the Yoruba's feel they must collectively eat food which is popular to other tribes, even if they dont like it?

I dont have to say I like something, just because it is a Yoruba delicacy. I cant stand Amala, it tastes like eating soil to me, however my Mum likes it.

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All of you are funny. All these people afraid of either amala or the ewedu soup, do you not eat wheat? There's not much difference in the colour of wheat and that of amala.

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from aloy emekraze

stop flogging this horse! Your yansh dey on top mountain everybody dey look.

Racist or not, be proud of who you are- if you cant get along with other tribes then stick with your own. Its not by force abeg!!!

If someone comes here saying Igbo soup looks like sputum/phlegm 90% of the Igbos here will attack the person!

Stay within your village boundaries and let those who are enlightened do the outside interaction for you these country bumpkins!

and before you tell me Yorubas also abuse Yoruba soup- show me anywhere you abused Igbo soup!

As if Igbos never heard of amala before you joined nairaland!

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It has nothing to do with the colour. It's the soup. Most igbos don't eat amala because of the soup. For me and my friends, its just a slimy, tasteless, green soup. Even with the stew, it still tastes horrible. I used to eat amala and ewedu a lot back in the north prepared by my friend's mom but on coming down south it was a different ball game entirely. It's not amala but the soup

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lol @ the unnecessary attack on emeka aloy u guys are so childish or just want to start something out of boredom, what did he say that was so tribalistic or anti-yoruba?? na wa oh, and emeka why are u responding to their pointless arguments? abeg figure out if there's an "ignore button" on this site, and put them on ignore, this is so slow.

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This is from one of the links I posted earlier.

Firm population figures do not exist and no census has been conducted in Nigeria for 10 years.

But population experts agree Nigeria, overall, has one of the world's highest rates of multiple births, with the southwest being particularly prone.

A study conducted between 1972 and 1982 by researcher P.S. Nylander recorded an average of 45 to 50 sets of twins per 1 000 live births in the southwest, four times higher than in Europe or the United States.

Reading is a fundamental skill and it pays for us to master it if we are going to function well in the 21st century my dear. Try to keep that in mind next time.

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I grew up in the SouthEast (Enugu) and also a little in Lagos.

If that's Amala in the picture i sent you then yea i've had it. My mom made it once, it's delicious but her's weren't darker than the one in the picture i sent you.

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How can he loosen up when he has a hardon for tpia

even his insults are juvenile. flat bosoms? O ga for madness

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its not just that loon aloy though, tpia but it wouldnt surprise me if the excuse most people give for it is because it's Yoruba food

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@Topic I think it is because of the colour (Black/Darkbrown)

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because no how wey you go cook amala, wey the thing go hard like stone, because igbos dey like eat their solid food like say na stone, na yin be dat.

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Amakone, Thanks for giving that frustrated loon a lecture.

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I support Aloy.Emeka, as a Nigerian u are supposed to know Nigerian recipes

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"Nigeria holds the World Record in Multiple Births: http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/twins.htm

http://www.twinsworld.com/stats.html

"In fact, if access to state-of-the-art medicine were a deciding factor, then why does the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria have the highest twinning incidence in the entire world? These Nigerian people attribute it to their population's consumption of a specific type of yam. Yams? That's right, scientists have discovered that these colorful vegetables that are grown only in Africa contain a high level of a substance that is similar to the hormone estrogen -- which could bring on multiple ovulation.": http://www.pregnancy-place.com/WHY_ARE_TWI, YROCKETING.html

and someone trying to cash in on it on Amazon.com:

2 TUBERS OF AFRICAN YAMS--FERTILITY ENHANCER!!!

"This auction is for african yam,not to be mistaken for America sweet potatoes.Yams consist of lot antioxidants such as beta carotene,which prevents heart disease,Cancer,strokes and cataracts. Yams have also been found to promote fertility in women.In a study on Yoruba women of Nigeria west africa,it was suggested that their high rate of giving birth to twins(which is among the highest in the world) could be linked to their high consumption of the African yam. If you are buying this yam for fertility purposes ,please also buy the book ,The infertility Diet by Fern Reiss.You will find the Menus and the quantity to consume from the book.A lot of our customer swear by this book.According to this book Yam acts like the drug Clomid often prescribed for women who are not ovulating.Yams can help stimulate the ovaries to release egg. The yams weigh between 3-5 pounds and we ship it Priority mail so that you get it within 2-3 days (within USA)of your payment.Yams are not only for people who wants o conceive,it is a delicous food that can be prepared in many different ways.Thank you"

http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/exchan, 2800068-7819463

tsk tsk, who's the mugu here?

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You know just because you have a ridiculous hatred for tpia, doesnt mean you should embarass yourself in the process. It's a known FACT that Yorubas have the highest incidence of twins of the Nigerian tribes and many researchers BELIEVE it has to do with the high % of yam consumption in Yoruba land

It wasnt a "tribalistic" comment but a question. Alaifishe

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You are quite mistaken here. Amala is a traditional yoruba food and any non yoruba that was not raised in the amala eating family will be skeptical about embracing it. What is the big deal here? Are there not Igbo, Ibibio,hausa foods that you cannot venture eating?. Colour has a psychological effect on food and if you are not comfortable with the colour, your appetite will be jeopardized. I see people drinking blue or violet coloured pop which i find repulsive just because of the colour. Thank you on the vivid picture you painted about egusi, you've succeeded in killing my appetite.

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lol.

What are all those leaves on it.

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Igbos eat White (FUFU) so dey must be afraid of Black.

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Funny Thing,

My Camp was in the North, but the majority were Igbo

and Yes, they served it from the Camp kitchen.

how did i know?some friends in the platoon working that day in the kitchen told us

i guess, they didnt make it again sha.

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It's not only igbos that avoid amala like plague. How many hausas eat it?. I just know that many igbos don't eat it because it looks like crap, trust me the colour is not inviting if you were not born eating it. Some also claim amala is not processed hygienically because it's from the back of yam that gets mixed accidentally with bird droppings during dessication. Every reason given so far is more psychological besides most of those igbos you met in camp probably grew up in the east, north or lagos . igbos that try it at all mostly grew up in Ibadan, akure etc but 90% of the ones you see walking around in lagos will not touch that thing with a 10 foot pole.I eat it because I naturally like food and am not afraid to eat whatever except ewedu or yoruba okro soup. I hate yoruba okro soup because it looks like sputum/phlegm; i can oly eat them if you mix it with the stew before showing them to me . I do travel around too so the sooner I get used to eating anything, the better for me. I won't forget the night I ate something in the family of lizard in some village about 100 KM east of Bangkok. My friends purged, hated themselves but I remained cool as a cucumber.

Did you camp in the west because that's where they sell that amala stuff in camp cafes but they cannot serve you amala in any NYSC camp as food for corpers unless they just started. I also love starch, Benin style.

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Not only igbos dont like amala. My bf doesn't like amala as well and he is a yoruba guy.

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i love amala so much because of its texture & smoothness. when taken with draw soup d food just go straight without gallop. amala, na u biko!!!

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Most peep do love amala irrespective of tribe, it’s the ewedu that’s the issue most ibo’s avoid the soup cos of too much oil

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