The Okazi Leaf (afang leaf), commonly called Wild African Spinach, is a dark green leafy vegetable with a slightly bitter taste commonly found in certain regions of Africa. In Nigeria, it is commonly used to prepare delicacies such as afang, okazi and nsala soups. All vegetables have many health benefits and the Okazi Leaf is no exception! This leaf is an excellent source of amino acids such as glutamic acid, aspartic acid and leucine. It also contains many vitamins and minerals.
Okazi Leaf Health Benefits
The Okazi leaf is an excellent source of unsaturated fatty acids. Unsaturated fats helps the body to increase HDL (good cholesterol). The Okazi leaf contains the amino acid glutamic acid which increases brain function. This nutrient packed leaf also contains a good amount of iodine which is necessary for the proper function of the thyroid gland and prevent goitre. High in dietary fibre, Okazi leaf also promotes health weight and weight loss.
The Okazi Leaf is a rich source of:
Okazi Leaf Uses
● The Okazi leaf is used for both medicinal and nutritional purposes.
● Cooking: The Okazi leaf is a vegetable commonly used in soups and stews. It is a they key ingredient in the Nigerian afang soup (which is rich in nutrients).
● Salad: The Okazi leaf can also be consumed raw. This is a great addition to your leafy green salad mixture.
● Medicinal Uses : The leaves may further be used in tea as a remedy for nausea, sore throats, and low thyroid symptoms
Naturalike Okazi Leaves
At Naturalike, we source all of our Okazi Leaf directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We take the time to form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality product that we have become know to