Dome, Kaneshie and 3 other markets in Accra cited for selling unhealthy foods

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A research Consultant, Dr. Mavis Owureku-Asare, has revealed that foods sold in five markets in Accra are of poor quality.

The markets, according to her, are Dome, Kaneshie, Makola, Agbogbloshie and Okaishie.

Dr. Owureku-Asare, a Senior Research Scientist at the Agriculture Research Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, mentioned the foods as tomatoes, oranges, pineapples, and cocoyam leaves popularly known as kontomire in the local parlance.

According to her, the open display of orange in the sun and on the floor, considerably affects the Vitamin C content.

“Vitamin C quickly breaks down in the heat and evaporates easily out of the fruit. “What is orange without Vitamin C,” the Consultant quizzed.

She indicated that the cancer-fighting substance in tomatoes was easily being destroyed at the markets mentioned above.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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