Palm Kernel Nut Snack & Breadfruit (Ukwa) Benefits

Palm Kernel Nut Snack with Breadfruit-ukwa also known as Aki and Ukwa, is a common healthy snack. Breadfruit is also a staple food in Nigeria’s south-eastern region.

Palm Kernel Nut Snack

Palm kernel is a nut of the oil palm fruit. It is edible and placed inside the fruit. This nut is commonly known as “palm kernel nut” more than “oil palm seed”


Oil palm, as the name suggests, has been cultivated for its value in many oil-making industries.

The palm kernel nut business in Nigeria has become much easier and more profitable since the invention of palm kernel nut cracker machines, and it has become a source of income for palm kernel nut sellers.

Related >>> African Breadfruit (Ukwa Food) | 20 Health Benefits | Side Effects

The nutritional value of Palm Kernel Nut Snack is high. It aids in the treatment of fibroid and other conditions. The cost per ton of palm kernel nuts is very low.

Breadfruit is a seasonal member of the Moraceae family with the botanical name Artocarpus altilis.

Health Benefits of Breadfruit – Healthy Snacks
  • Breadfruit has a high fiber content, which helps digestion.
  • Second, it’s ideal for regular bowel movements.
  • Lower blood sugar: Breadfruit has a mild protein content and is high in light carbohydrate that is easily converted to glucose, which helps the body control and stabilizes blood sugar levels.
  • It is a superfood for diabetes management.
  • Reduces Cholesterol: Breadfruit’s high fiber and monounsaturated fat help lower bad LDL cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart disease. This fruit’s oil is good for your heart.
  • Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure: The potassium in breadfruit relaxes the blood vessels, resulting in healthy blood pressure. Excess sodium affects the kidneys, but potassium in this fruit helps to keep blood pressure in check.
  • Enhance Sleep: Vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, help to relieve stress and calm the cells, promoting good sleep in the process.
  • Boost Brain Cells: Vitamins and minerals are beneficial to the brain, with vitamin B6 being particularly important.
  • Also, palm kernel nuts are a high-fiber snack that can be consumed raw or fried.

Fried breadfruit and palm kernel nut snack is essentially balanced on-the-go snacks with the right nutritional quality for optimum body functioning.

It is rich in protein, starch, vitamin, and mineral. Then again, in its natural state, it contains sufficient water, and fresh breadfruit seed is light brown

Fried breadfruit with palm kernel nut snack is a nutritious snack that you can include in your diet.

Palm Kernel Nut Snack & Breadfruit (Ukwa) Recipe
  • Breadfruit, 2 cups
  • Garri (1 cup)

Preparation Techniques

  • Firstly, heat the garri for about 2 minutes, then add the breadfruit seed and fry it with the garri until it is dry
  • After that, remove the breadfruit from the flames, cool, and sieve out the sand before extracting the shell.
  • Then, add palm kernel nut to the fried breadfruit
  • Ukwa, a healthy snack made of palm kernel nuts, is ready to eat.


One thought on “Palm Kernel Nut Snack & Breadfruit (Ukwa) Benefits

Leave a Reply