What you eat and do not eat can affect your sperm count and motility. Therefore, this article covers 5 Ghanaian foods that are useful for boosting sperm count


Akotonshi is often called Ghanaian stuffed crab meat recipe. Although other items such as fresh ginger root, whole cloves, coconut oil, and breadcrumbs reside in the delicacy, crab is the primary ingredient.

Crab is rich in zinc that boosts sperm count and helps with sperm quality.

If you reside in Ghana, you must be familiar with this delicacy. Some often suggest the delicacy is native to the Ga tribe, an ethnic group in Ghana. However, the delicacy is eaten throughout the country. Also, the constituent ingredients can be found easily. For example, you can get your ingredient delivered to your door step by clicking here 

Crab is also rich in folate that is required for healthy sperm count. Low folate has been linked with lower sperm densities, damaged sperm DNA, and lower sperm counts.

To up your zinc and folate intake, try incorporating nut, beans, whole wheat grain products, and spinach into your diet. These are also food items you can find anywhere in Ghana.

If you are experiencing low sperm count, including Akotonshi in your diet is one way to enhance your sperm production. You’ll also enjoy other health benefits the food has to offer.

Kontomire Soup

Also called green-green, Kontomire soup is a flavorful Ghanaian soup prepared from cocoyam leaves, snails, smoked fish, and mushrooms. The cocoyam leaves give the soup its distinct green color.

Cocoyam leaf is an excellent source of vitamin C and folate. As we mentioned earlier, these nutrients are required for healthy sperm count. The soup also pairs well with foods like fufu, rice, and boiled plantains. With different options to choose from, you can use the soup on different diets. At the same time, you’ll enjoy all the fertility-based benefits the soup provides.

Apart from the cocoyam leaves, other ingredients used in the preparation are helpful for sperm health. For example, snails contain Zinc, vitamin B12, and folate.

Ghanaian Groundnut Stew

This groundnut and chicken stew recipe is made from chicken and peanut. Other constituent ingredients include tomato paste, ginger, fish, and garlic.

The ingredient found in this stew can help with sperm health. Garlic, for example, contains allicin and selenium. Allicin is a compound that protects sperm from damage. It also promotes blood flow to the sperm. Selenium is an antioxidant that improves sperm motility.

You can use the stew to sauce your favorite foods like rice and fufu. By adding this local groundnut stew into your diet, your body will enjoy the fertility boosting nutrients the stew has to offer.


Tuo Zaafi

Tuo Zaafi is made from corn millet or flour millet. The delicacy is then combined with another two dishes—ayoyo sauce and meat stew.

Millet is rich in folate, vitamin C, and minerals such as selenium. Vitamin C, for example, contributes to the production and development of healthy sperm.


Banku and Tilapia

Banku and Tilapia is a local Ghanaian dish. The delicacy prepared from corn dough and cassava dough. The tilapia added to Banku preparation is an excellent source of vitamin B12 and selenium. And these nutrients are required for boosting sperm counts.

In review, all these foods mentioned above are useful in sperm production and for sperm health.

Just as there are foods that can help with men’s fertility, there are also foods that could lead to decreased sperm count. Below we mentioned some of these.


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