Stop Eating “Momoni”… It’s Bad For The Kidney

According to a Graphic Online story, the Meridian Medical Center’s Ghanaian nutritionist Forzia Baidoo has warned Ghanaians against eating fermented fish, commonly known as momoni in the Akan language.

Momoni is defined as seafood that has been sun-dried after being salted for one to two days then fermented in tropical heat for six to ten hours, according to the Oxford Reference Dictionary.

The eating of salty marine dishes like momoni, kako, and koobi is linked to renal disorders, Ms. Baidoo sternly warned. Ms. Baidoo claims that while these fish add flavor to dishes, they are not nutritionally superior.

Stop eating momoni; it’s bad for kidneys – Dietician to Ghanaians
“There are certain foods that we do eat in Ghana here like the putrified fishes, the ones we call momoni, kako, and kobi,” she said in an interview on the GTV Breakfast Show yesterday.

“They are all high in salt, so when you are consuming them, try to consume them in minimal amounts. They add flavour to the food but they do not add any nutrition to the food. They are dangerous flavours and cause a lot of harm to the kidney”, she said.

She advised Ghanaians to eat them sparingly because they are high in sodium and could damage their kidneys. The kidneys are essential for filtering debris from the body and eliminating extra water while keeping the electrolyte balance in check.

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