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Posted by on Monday May 11, 2015 at 15:59:59:

I have to say that of all ready to eat foods being sold in Nigeria, none comes so refreshing and affordable to many people as Akara and Bread.

Akara is made from beans that has been grounded and fried while bread is flour that has been baked in the oven. A combination of the two gives a delicacy many Nigerians are willing tor try out every morning and it's practically a balanced diet too.

One thing I like about Akara and bread is that it's sold almost every where by road side food vendors although you are also permitted to prepare it at home. The quick availability and affordability of the food is because of it's popularity among Nigerians irrespective of their tribe whether Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Ijaw, Edo, Calabar or others. Just about everyone loves to eat it except those who might probably be allergic to it.

One can buy pieces of fried akara balls for as low as N5 and bread for as low as N50 in the city of Lagos and with N100($0.4), one can have a full meal.

It is normally mostly prepared in the morning and evenings by road side food vendors and that's also part of what makes it really cheap because if these women were to start selling them in shops or restaurants, they may have to increase the prices since they'll be paying a lot of fees such as rent and taxes to the local and state government just for operating a food business. Road side retailing of Akara and bread are part of what makes food cheap in Nigeria.

Nowadays, it is normally hard for a Nigerian man to satisfy his hunger by visiting a restaurant and eating a N200($1) place of rice and stew but with N200, he can buy Akara and bread that will satisfy at least two fully grown men.

I also love buying it because it's normally sold hot and fresh. Don't buy Akara if it is not served hot to you since it may not be healthy. Nowadays, food vendors that sell it normally preserve the hot ones in a cooler so that it's served hot to buyers. It's normally prepared the same day it's going to be sold and I've hardly seen any Akara seller that sells a day old Akara to the public. That freshness is part of what attracts Nigerians to buy from them.

So, there are 3 reasons why I love Akara and bread, one is the low price, second is the great taste and third is the freshness.





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Re: Akara and Bread: Early morning delight Reply by B.umar on Sunday July 3, 2016 at 17:33:16:

I ate Akara #40 with Bread #50 early morning nd wen i lookd in2 my body b4 1month,my body started fat nd healthly,after i ate it i wuldnt feel agry till 6pm.abeg re de eatn wel-well o'o nd since it econom also save my money nd let mr/mrs restuarance miss me. Wenever dey see me pass dem,dey say oh! I de so s.





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