Niyis Kawun (Natural Potash) 50g



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Potash Kaun

Potash Kaun, also known as Kaun Potash or Kaun Salt, is a traditional form of alkaline salt that is commonly used in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. It is derived from the ashes of certain plant materials, typically the pods of the plant known as "Kun"
Ingredients: Potash Kaun (100%)

Typical Values As Sold 100g Provides:  
Calories N/A  
Fat N/A  
Carbohydrates N/A  
Sugar N/A  
Protein N/A  
Store in a cool, dry place.

Package Information
Comes in a plastic bag

Here are some common uses of Potash Kaun:

  1. Cooking Aid: Potash Kaun is used as a cooking aid in certain traditional African cuisines. It is added to certain dishes to help soften tough ingredients such as beans and vegetables, reducing the cooking time.

  2. Flavor Enhancer: Potash Kaun can enhance the flavor of certain dishes, particularly in soups, stews, and sauces. It adds a distinct tangy and slightly alkaline taste to the food.

  3. Food Preservative: Due to its alkaline nature, Potash Kaun can act as a natural preservative, inhibiting the growth of certain bacteria and fungi in food. It is commonly used in the preservation of certain fruits and vegetables.

  4. Digestive Aid: In some traditional practices, Potash Kaun is believed to aid digestion. It is occasionally consumed in small quantities to help alleviate stomach-related issues.

  5. Cultural and Ritual Purposes: Potash Kaun holds cultural and ritual significance in certain African communities. It is used in ceremonies, rituals, and cultural practices.


To use Potash Kaun to cook beans, follow these steps:

  1. Measure the Potash Kaun: Determine the appropriate amount of Potash Kaun needed based on the quantity of beans you are cooking. A general guideline is to use about 1 teaspoon of Potash Kaun for every cup of dry beans.

  2. Soak the Beans: Rinse the dry beans thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt or impurities. Then, place the beans in a large bowl or pot and cover them with enough water. Allow the beans to soak overnight or for at least 8 hours. Soaking helps soften the beans and reduce cooking time.

  3. Drain and Rinse: After soaking, drain the beans and rinse them under cold water again to remove the soaking liquid.

  4. Dissolve Potash Kaun: In a small amount of water, dissolve the measured Potash Kaun. Stir or mix until it is fully dissolved.

  5. Add Potash Solution to Beans: Add the dissolved Potash Kaun solution to the soaked and drained beans. Ensure that the solution is evenly distributed among the beans.

  6. Cook the Beans: Transfer the beans to a large pot and add enough fresh water to cover the beans completely. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the beans simmer until they are tender. Cooking time can vary depending on the type and freshness of the beans, but it usually takes around 1 to 2 hours.

  7. Check for Doneness: Test the beans for doneness by sampling a few. They should be soft and easily mashed between your fingers. If they are not fully cooked, continue simmering until they reach the desired tenderness.

  8. Season and Serve: Once the beans are cooked to your preference, you can season them with salt, spices, and other ingredients according to your taste. Serve the beans as a side dish, in stews, or as a base for other recipes.

Other Information

In some traditional recipes, Potash Kaun is used as a leavening agent for certain types of local bread or pastries. It can help dough rise and provide a unique texture.


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90.00 Grams
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