Beta macrocarpa – Famine Foods

Beta macrocarpa


Tunisia (in slightly saline, sandy areas): leaves cooked in soups and stews. The root, when bulbous, is used in broth. The root is also dried, pulverized and sifted, the flour being mixed with barley (Hordeum sp. [Poaceae]), wheat (Triticum sp.), or bean flour.

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Arabic: Serj, Sildj, Selk, Silk, Sellak, Silk el belebcha, Bendjar, Barba, Semlakh, Aitiace, Chaouender, Hezab, Hatrab, Left m 'ta el -baqar

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