Amblygonocarpus andogensis – Famine Foods

Amblygonocarpus andogensis

Uses

Tanzania (Ngindoland): pods gathered as windfalls. The seeds are roasted and eaten whole, or pounded into a dry powder and usually seasoned with salt.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(Welw. ex Oliv.) Exell. ex Torr.
Vernaculars:
Ngindo: Njekere
Misc:
Chemical composition (seed acids [Rhodesian sample]): Oil = 12%. Component esters (wt. %): 16:0 = 4%. 18:0 = 4%. 18:1 = 22%. 18:2 = 576%. 18:3 = 2%. 20:0 = 3%. 20:1 = 1%. 22:0 = 5%. 24:0 = 2%.

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