Kontomire (cocoyam leaves)
Cocoyam leaves; known locally as kontomire, is used to prepare palavasauce and ‘abom’. It is rich in vitamin A in addition to the vitamin C. The amount of vitamin A can be as high as 123% of our daily requirement. It is very good for eyes to stay healthy, maintain the visual acuity, and prevent the eyes diseases such as myopia, cataract and blindness. It helps in the prevention of cancer and boosts the immune system. It can prevent digestive problems such as indigestion, constipation, and diarrhoea.