Suya And Reasons You Should Consider Stopping Eating It


Suya as it is being made and sold in many places should not be eaten because of the risks and dangers associated. I will try as much as possible to explain this in very simple and clear terms. This is to enable even a layman read and understand the message of this post. I promise not to mention terms such terms as benz[a]anthracene, Fasciola hepatica and Taenia saginata. In fact, forget I mentioned those three. All I just want you to know are the risks and dangers associated with eating just any Suya.

What is Suya?

If you are reading this, you probably know what Suya is. But by way of definition, Suya is a spicy skewered meat which is a popular food item in various parts of Nigeria and is enjoyed as a delicacy in many parts of West Africa. It is traditionally prepared by the Hausa people of northern Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, and some parts of Sudan.

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Health and Safety Issues Associated With Suya Consumption

Forget the dirty environment and poor or zero hygiene conditions in which Suya is made and handled in many places in Nigeria, there are other dangers that are inherent in the consumption of Suya – those that many would never know unless they are Food professional or have come across an article like this that explains it.

1. Suya and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Click 2 below to navigate to the second page to see other reasons Suya is not so good for us…



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Ahmed Ogundimu
Ahmed is a Food Scientist/Technologist first of all. A Seasoned Blogger, Astute Marketer, Food Enthusiast and Manchester United Lover. I read anything and everything available so I know so many useful and useless things.

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  1. I sincerely appreciate your efforts in trying to educate us on the dangers associated with suya. If one is not informed, he will be deformed. And when one is informed and he refuses to apply it, he is doomed already. Thanks and God bless you. Is their also a way one can prepare this “suya” by himself without going to the suya vendor’s?

  2. Nice job but I still see the need to educate the people doing the suya. They should be enlightened & also be taught alternative ways of generating heat in order to cook it.

  3. Thanks for the information, ALSO is good to add that SUYA made up of a free radicals of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) which is bad cholesterol which causes cardiovascular disease to human, block the arteries in the body. Thanks

  4. Tanks 4 d awareness.
    In addition,’suya’ may contain saturated fat- low density lipoprotein(bad cholesterol) which is deposited in d inner walls of d arteries nd causes a disease called ‘arterechlorosis’ which may later leads 2 heart attack.
    Tank u once again. Gr8 food scientist nd technologist!!

  5. My friend,Enough of your so called theories.We are Africans & suya is our tasty delicacy.Look preach from now till Jesus comes back from heaven,We will never stop eating Suya.Its just too delicious to avoid.So many people who ate it in the past generation did not die because they ate it.I’m sure I ‘ll not die because of its aroma.SUYA EATING,Must continue in Nigeria.I am proud of Suya.Buy yours today & feel the taste.Thanks.UP SUYA!.

  6. Not only the preparation or burning aspect of it…Is contaminated already… because the newspaper they use to wrap it…is already touched by somany hands.
    And Big Thanks for the Information…keep it on…

  7. I sincerely appreciate your post. Gone are those days we hv a popular saying of “what you don’t know can never kill u”. I also advice that pple shuld learn how detoxify their system @ least once in 3 months

  8. Though you tried to inform the puplic on the outcome of your study but you failed to give us details of your researc methodology. Is from this that we would be able to assesses the applicability of you outcome. The beef burger yo eat and roast chicken or beef fall into this categories. Am of the opinion that detail report is given on this type of topic.

  9. Reading through i want to say good job and comments. but my question is can we really stop suya? i will say no and why cos if both the producer and the buyer are well informed we will get better product

  10. Even though this article is informative, it fails to give full accounts of the risks associated with consuming Suya. a high percentage of Nigerians are exposed to the great danger of eating Suya as it is consumed by all classes of people.

    Eating Suya can be more dangerous than smoking. Generally, meat consumption is not totally safe. meat is prone to many infections of which most can be killed by prolong heating(cooking). nutritionists will recommend Fish and other sea foods as these are more nutritious and safer. Suya is “half done” meat, that is, the heat being applied in the preparation of Suya is not enough to kill….

  11. Hmmm B4 na! Pkommo now is Suya abeg if unna no get any good thin to say make unna no day make us west our time day read dis tin HABA!!!

  12. Good research I’d say… But sorry… Bad title, bad motive… How can you say… Reasons why you should stop eating suya… You would have been more helpful and researchful if you tried something like “ways to make better suya”…”guide to identifying well prepared suya”… Sorry bro suya has come to stay… The info is most likely correct… But u aimed at ending the great agelong suya…. Sorry once again… Bad move

  13. Nice one! But the more knowledge we have the more unsafe we become. Old people eat this without any knowledge and live longer but with all this research all we get is cancer, ebola, sars etc Ogaaaaa o.

  14. Is it a vegan that wrote this article or an animal rights activist who hates seeing cows slaughtered?? We love suya and can’t stop eating it because of this article. Rather we would devise means of making it safer..

  15. Good piece, eating SUYA is not d problem but the way n manner its been prepared. If you can prepare it yourself, its better!

  16. KNOWLEDGE LEADS TO MODERNITY AND MODERNITY LEADS TO MADNESS.PLS ,THIS IS BAD INFORMATION,BAD MOVE.THE ONLY THING IS HYGIENE HENCE ITS ADVISABLE TO EAT IT WHEN ITS SERIOUSLY HOT.M/WL CAUSES OF HEART ATTACK OR STROKE ARE BLOOD CLOTTING, OBESITY ,LACK OF OXYGEN TO D BRAIN TO MENTION FEW RATHER THAN SUYA.ITS A MOVE TO STAGNATE OUR ECONOMY.PLS TALK MORE ABOUT HYGIENE.

  17. Suya is not a nice food to eat.
    Meat made from cow and goat or sheep as suya, whether roasted or cooked or fried, are alright and nice to be eaten. But where it becomes dangerous is when it is not properly washed. Suya which is sold in the streets still contain blood.
    The Bible commanded us never to eat blood or meat that has blood in them.

  18. NICW ARTICLE. THANKS FOR EDUCATING ME ON THIS. I HAVE FRIENDS WHO LOVE SUYA SO MUCH. JUST FORWARDED THIS ARTICLE TO THEM. COS I LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND CANT AFFORD TO LOSE THEM ALL IN D NAME OF SUYA….. WE CAN DO OVER SUYA OURSELVES BY GRILLING IT. INFACT I THINK EVERY ONE NEEDS TO BECOME AN ABOKI OVER NIGHT. LOL… NICE 1. KEEP IT UP…..

  19. Thank God for this initiative and caution. He who get hear let him/her hear what this food scientist is telling the world . A dog that would lost will never hear hunter’s whistle. Please learn from others’ research and information.

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