Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Popular foods in Sierra Leone

This is a picture of the rice fields in Sierra

Very popular Kola Nuts, high in caffeine.

In Sierra Leone, rice is the primary food. It can be prepared many different ways by just adding different sauces or even chicken bones. The chicken bones are considered a delicacy, due to the brittleness of the bones make it easy access to get to the marrow inside the bone. Many Sierra Leoneans like to indulge in a refreshing drink with their meal, known as Ginger Beer. Ginger beer is a non-alcoholic beverage made out of 100% ginger, mixed with a hint of sugar. Last but not least, Kola nuts. Kola nuts are very prominent and only used in for special occasions. It’s used as a stimulant, high in caffeine concentrate. It can also be used as clothing dye.



  1. I was reading the link about kola nuts. It is very interesting that kola nuts are like another type of medicine. It has so many benefits just by eating a small little nut.

  2. Ginger beer sounds very interesting. I would like to try it but I'm sure we can't get it here. Good post.