Poverty has been one of the most difficult problems our nations are facing. Despite of the programs implemented by the government, it is still getting worse and worse.
The prices of foods are skyrocketing and sometimes people are left with no choice but to eat whatever is available in their resources.
People in Haiti are desperate to fill their tummies with anything for them to survive so they decided to make mud cookies. These cookies are said to be a traditional remedy to stave off hunger. They also give mud cookies to pregnant women as a source of calcium.
Mud cookie is composed of edible clay, vegetable oil, and salt. The ingredients are mixed, strained and left under the sun to be baked. Easy as pie. The finished products are then gathered and sold in markets or along the streets. Because of the demand for edible clay, its price is also mounting up these days.
According to some experts, eating mud cookie can have health benefits but can be very risky. The clay can contain toxins or parasites that could bring harmful effects as well as diseases in our body.