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SEASONING CUBES, THE HEALTHIER BRAND – Maamechie Erzuah

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SEASONING CUBES, THE HEALTHIER BRAND

Branded Seasoning cubes are made from carefully selected ingredients such as iodized salt, sugar, chili, pepper, cloves, onion, corn starch, monosodium glutamate, palm oil, soy lecithin, color caramel etc., and others fortified with iron comes in different shapes, sizes, taste and flavor.

In Africa, branded seasoning cubes are found in almost every household, an undeniable facts. To some people, branded seasoning cubes add a distinctive taste and flavor to their meal.

Before the advent of seasoning cubes, women made use of our local seasoning such as ginger, onion, garlic etc. to give a nice aroma to their meal. Not only does their home made local seasoning gives a nice aroma but also made their food delicious and had the right nutritional benefits.

Over the years, the modern brands of seasoning cubes has entered the market and almost every kitchen. The question most people ask is that, are women becoming lazy to put together our local(African) spices to make that great palatable meal or these branded seasoning cubes have a different taste better than our local(African) spices.

My sister usually add these branded seasoning cubes to almost every meal especially when steaming her meat or chicken, according to her it removes the “grose” and there is no denying that they make my sisters meal taste amazing. But I wonder whether these seasoning cubes made the wonders or not! And if so, are these cubes healthy for our consumption?

Although some amount of added ingredients such as MSG Monosodium Glutamate E621 (MSG, also known as sodium glutamate, food enhancers, spices or Chinese salt) found in the cube that may cause neurological problems, headache and inflammation in the liver. It also increases your risk of metabolic syndrome and obesity and also lowers your appetite. Nevertheless, there is still a huge patronage for it.

There are different verities of food seasoning brands in the market which include: Maggi Cube, Star Maggi, Knorr, Royco, Onga, Doyincube, Mamador seasoning cubes and lots more! However, the numerous brands of food seasoning cubes have always left the competition in the food seasoning market. On the other hand, which brand makes your meal taste good as compared to the other brands?

In spite of this, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well being for all at all age is important to building a prosperous life.

Despite the availability of its different brands in the market and the taste they give to our food, which is the healthier brand that pose no danger to consumer’s health?


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