- What is it?
Tilapia is a fish commonly farmed and eaten worldwide. In Ghana, this is also true. Ghanaians not only enjoy fresh tilapia, but they also have a tradition of drying it with salt. This dried, salted tilapia is known as Kobi or Koobi in that region. Drying meats, especially fish, is an important part of the cuisine in many African cultures. Drying the meat, of course, preserves it so that it can be eaten despite lack of refrigeration. This tradition has lasted into modern times even where refrigeration and other preservation techniques are available.
- How should I use it?
In Ghana, Kobi or Koobi is used in stews to add protein and flavor. It is naturally salty after the drying process. Dried tilapia can also be fried in light oil and eaten crispy.
- Facts and info
As for its health benefits, dried, salted tilapia is low in cholesterol but high in vitamins and minerals. Additionally, it is low in saturated fat and so is better for heart health and blood pressure than red meats.
- Why buy from Goldleaf?
Goldleaf Hydroponics works with a small farm in Ghana, West Africa, to bring the freshest, most diverse natural products to the United States and worldwide, including our Dried, Salted Tilapia from Ghana. Our small family business has a close relationship with the farmer and crew of 10 whose passion is for growing and farming in a way that is harmonious with nature. If you have any questions about our products or farming practices, please ask and we will be happy to chat by phone or email.
Free shipping and discreet packaging are included with all African goods. We ship most of these items via USPS and in vacuum sealed bags. All orders are fulfilled from our Bloomington, Indiana, retail store, and usually delivered within 2-3 days. Enjoy easy payment online via credit card or PayPal with the confidence of an American business. Call us for payment by check or cryptocurrency.
Goldleaf offers retail and wholesale pricing for bulk African orders. Please contact us at 1-812-500-0423 or email@example.com with any special requests or for bulk pricing by the kilogram.
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