Ponmo is cow skin which has been processed for consumers to cook and eat like beef. Over the years cow skin popularly called ponmo has become an important delicacy that is eaten by everyone. When you order a plate of eba and egusi soup, you buy ponmo and meat.
Ponmo is one of the popular meat in Nigeria. Many people believed that Ponmo contains some protein that helps the body to grow but the truth is that it did not contain any nutrients.
Ponmo is absolutely useless. It contains 0% Carbohydrates, 0% protein, 0% fat. It contains 0% nutrients.
So why eating it. Ponmo can even harm you, If it’s the burnt type you like, then that one most likely contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons gotten from burning meat that can lead to cancer which means that burnt Kpomo is unhealthy.
Normal Ponmo has no health benefits. Aside from the health another concern is how Ponmo was made as the process of burning Ponmo has called for a lot of health concern especially as one cannot dictate to another what should be thrown into the fire being used to burn this edible skin. As such, tyres, dustbin composite as well as other particles are added to the fire.
Please take care of your health.