Reasons why eating ‘wele’ is very dangerous to your health

Wele or Coat is the name for a meat-snack in Ghana which is very cheap and common on the Ghanaian market.


wele with assorted fish in an okro soup

Wele or Coat is the name for a meat-snack in Ghana which is very cheap and common on the Ghanaian market. 

“Wele” is hard and others soft, however it is a common delicacy in almost every meal-particularly cooked rice, “wakye”, ground-nut and palm nut soup.

“Wele’s” affordability has perhaps made many Ghanaians to lose sight of its nutritional value and like health hazards.

Below are major reasons why eating Wele is Dangerous;

1. Most of these animal hides are meant for industrial use.

2. Some of the animal hides are sometimes pre-treated with industrial chemicals, which are not of food grade and are toxic and injurious to human health.

3. Some companies legally import hides from countries such as Lebanon and Turkey, while majority of the product are smuggled into the country through the porous borders.

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4. The imported animal hides are meant for industrial use by leather industries for the manufacturing of items such as shoes, bags, belts and others.

5. Health hazards inherent in the consumption of such animal hides include risk of liver, kidney and heart damage, increased risk of Aplastic anaemia, central nervous system toxicity, cancer and more.

6. Livestock farmers are advised to note that industrial animal hides could not be used in the manufacture of animal feed.

  1. What is the English name of Wele ?

    1. Cowhides
    2. I have no idea

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    Wele is cowhide

    Cowhide is the natural, unbleached skin and hair of a cow. It retains the original coloring of the animal. Cowhides are a product of the food industry from cattle. Cowhide is frequently processed into leather.

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