In fact Yam is a favorite delicacy in so many households in Ghana.
With kontomre stew, garden egg stew or vegetable stew, you are very sure of having a delicious meal that could take you throughout the whole day.
Yam fufu is also very common in many homes, expecially in Northern parts of Ghana.
Just imagine returning from work late in the evening and going straight to the kitchen to boil your half tuber of yam only to realize that it is completely rotten.
Yeah! We have all experienced this before and the disappointment and inconveniences that comes with it right?
But hey! Are you aware that you can prevent your half-used tuber of yam from rotting, using a very simple and straight forward home remedy?
See how to do it:
1. get a piece of stick.
2. Make sure the stick is very clean. You can wash it and allow the moisture to completely dry off.
3. Pierce the yam with the stick.
You are assured your yam will last for days without decaying.
But somebody may ask: what is the science behind this knowledge?
Consider the following plausible explanation.
The organisms causing the decay in the yam work best in the absence of oxygen.
When you pierce the yam, you bring in oxygen which may tend to kill them(the organisms) or prevent them from working in their comfort zone.
That is, the environment becomes less condusive for the organisms to work effectively and this prevents the yam from rotting.
Do not forget one of the scientific ways of purifying water is oxygenation, where oxygen is introduced into water to kill micro organisms.
In some countries, water is allowed to flow from a high elevation so that atmospheric oxegen is able to mix it.
Thank you very much for your time.