Yellow Garri More Nutritional, Expert Claims - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Yellow Garri More Nutritional, Expert Claims

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA -  An agriculture nutritionist and Country Head, Harvest Plus Nigeria, Dr. Paul Ilona has enjoined Nigerians to embrace the consumption of Vitamin A cassava otherwise known as yellow garri and other biofortified products that are rich in Vitamin A. 

Harvest Plus is a global product on biofortication on value added chain of biofortified crops and foods as a sustainable agriculture intervention for health and income security for young Agropreneurs.

Dr. Ilona explained that, the body cells require iodine, vitamin A, iron and other nutritional foods to be optimally active, hence, the need to include value added items.
Dr. Ilona
"Our brain cells will never function well if we don't apply nutrition. Nutrition is everyone's business. The body cells and sense of organs requires iodine, vitamin A, iron to be optimally active. 

"Parents go to market to make economy gains. Let's change our food culture. Vitamin A cassava comes with a value. The vitamin A cassava which is commonly known as yellow garri is the best and nutritional."

He therefore urged the state government to improve on its school Agriculturist programme to encourage schools to plant vitamin A cassava, maize and other biofortified crops.

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