achara soup

CUISINE AFRICANA: ACHARA SOUP

CUISINE AFRICANA: ACHARA SOUP One of the most popular traditional soups in the Eastern part of the country, especially Abia and Ebonyi states is Achara soup. Achara is actually the edible stem of elephant grass but to some people especially non-Igbo, they might wonder how anybody could eat ‘grass’. Then, for those who have tasted this soup, it is delicious any anybody who eats it would certainly crave for more. Meanwhile, according to research, Achara contains Vitamin B, iron, potassium, phytochemicals and fatty acids. According to www.biodiv2014.sciencesconf.org, Elephant grass has enormous potentials for alleviating hidden hunger and providing food security. Achara is readily affordable and could even serve as meat for those who enjoy beef in their soup because it has enjoyab...