Potash is normally added to food like beans, ukwa, ponmo-meat, etc. to soften and shorten the cooking time.
It is used in cooking soup and the likes.
It is also used to emulsify oil and water while preparing local dishes like ugba, isi ewu, abacha, and nkwobi.
Also, as an ingredient in fertilizers, it increases plant resistance to disease and heightens water retention.
It is used for bleaching textiles, making glass, making soap, preservatives of meat and fish, etc.

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