Published on April 15th, 2020 | by Dami Wande0
What Makes Habib Yoghurt And Fura Everything And More
I remember growing up; being born and brought up in the north, Fura de Nunu was sold from a big calabash into smaller ones with special spoons. That was life!
Moving into Lagos, you can’t possibly imagine my disappointment knowing that Fura de Nunu would be one of the things I was going to have to miss.
With that same energy! MY PEOPLE!!! Imagine my joy passing by a signpost that read “HABIB YOGURT AND FURA”!!! Yo! You guys!!! I honestly couldn’t believe it. I’ve been on a “Habib Yogurt and Fura diet” ever since.
There’s this nostalgic feeling that comes with taking my mix; Nunu (of course), Fura (pfft! Duh), Coconut shavings and Honey. Normally, it’s blended together so all the flavours mix quite well.
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It does a number on your feelings. The crisp nature of the coconut accompanied by the smooth almost silk-like nature of the yoghurt then there’s the homey taste of the honey that brings back a ton of memories and the sour-sweet taste of the fura thrown in just balances everything out.
In case you may have been wondering what Fura de Nunu is, well… Fura de Nunu otherwise known as yoghurt/milk and Millet dough is known for its numerous nutrients and health benefits. The nutrients include vitamins, calcium, dietary fibre, magnesium and phosphorus. I know, right?!! that many nutrients.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS
Millet contains thiamine (B1) which is needed for synthesizing certain hormones and creating brain chemicals.
Folate (B9) is essential in aiding rapid cell division and growth, especially during infancy and pregnancy.
Pantothenic acid (B4) is necessary for creating new co-enzymes, proteins, and fats.
The milk is also rich in Vitamin D which helps maintain strong bones. It helps in the absorption of calcium.
The phosphorus provided by millet plays a role in the structure of every cell in the body. It helps in keeping the bones strong and healthy. Muscle contraction and the nervous system also benefit from phosphorus. Another benefit of phosphorus is making DNA and managing the body’s energy usage and storage.
Millet from which Fura is made can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks due to the presence of magnesium. I’d suggest that millet should be included on your list of heart-healthy choices because it is indeed a good source of magnesium. Consuming adequate magnesium might help reduce premenstrual symptoms. Yes, girls! finally!
Without magnesium, a high intake of calcium can increase the risk of arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease.
Dietary fibre refers to nutrients in the diet that are not digested by gastrointestinal enzymes but still fulfil an important role. Dietary fibre aids in digestion. Eating Fura regularly can help avoid constipation. It also reduces the risks of developing haemorrhoids.
I can’t speak for all the installations of “Habib Yogurt and Fura” but the one I visit regularly somewhere in Akoka has one of the best attendants I’ve ever met in my life which just helps in preparing my mind for the contents of my bowl.
Thank you so much for reading this review, I hope I did justice for those of you that may have had a taste of Habib Yogurt and Fura and I hope I’ve given you enough reason to try it out if you haven’t.
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Much love from this end, see you at the next one.