Folong is a type of wild spinach that is widespread in Cameroon. It is easy to cook. With the peanuts, make a very rich dish.
Bitekuteku (DRC) or Folong (Cameroon) is a type of vegetable that looks very similar to spinach.
There are generally two varieties in Cameroon: the green folong and the black folon. It is the green folong that is more popular and widely used.
Bitekuteku contains more than a whole range of grains. In particular, it is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorus.
Folong is high in fiber and supports a healthy digestive system. It helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It also slows down the absorption of sugar.
How is folong cooked?
The Cameroonian dish Folong, fried with smoked fish, is a delicious mix of different vegetables, all fried in a pan. On the other hand, legumes with beef or shrimp. It goes perfectly with steamed or fried plantains, manioc, manioc stick or yam. In other recipes, pistachio or peanut paste is added to the mixture (pistachio folone, peanut folone).
Storage : Airtight, protected from light and dry.
Country of origin: Cameroon
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