Most residents in Ngororero district say that hand pounded cassava leaves is more delicious than milled cassava leaves.
In Ngororero market, one might think residents do not eat this delicious sauce at all. This is because there are no Isombe dealers in the market like in other markets yet there are numerous cassava trees in this place.
Some people go around pounding cassava leaves for money
Leonille Banancuti aged 25 and a resident of Muhororo sector, narrates: “we eat Isombe more often but we have never bought machine milled cassava leaves. Like our neighbors, pounded Isombe is more delicious than milled one.”
In Ngororero town, some people pound cassava leaves and sell it or pound it from their customers’ homes, she adds.
Some residents go selling cassava leaves into people’s homes
Jeanne Nyirasinamenye, a nutritionist at Muhororo hospital reveals that whether pounded manually or milled, the nutrients remain the same.
“What makes the difference is the flavors added in it and the length of cooking, but it’s all the same,” she stresses.
Milled cassava leaves is found at Muhanga market
Though it is loved by many people, cassava leaves lacks on the menus of many restaurants in Ngororero town.
This is linked to failure of spending much time pounding it since there are no mills in this place.
Again, it is said that preparing this delicious sauce is not easy and takes much time.