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TENSION: Why It is Dangerous to Use Broom to Mash ‘Ewedu’ – Gastroenterologist Warns Nigerians

TENSION: Why It is Dangerous to Use Broom to Mash ‘Ewedu’ – Gastroenterologist Warns Nigerians

A doctor of the Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Wednesday, advised women and caterers to desist from the age-old practice of using broomsticks to mash ewedu.

plate of amala and ewedu
Using a small bunch of broomsticks, known as ijabe, to mash ewedu (mallow-leaves) is very common among Nigerians when preparing the slimy soup.
However, medical experts have said that the age-old practice is actually fraught with dangers.

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