Carissa edulis – Famine Foods

Carissa edulis


Kenya (Mbeere division, Embu district): ripened fruit mixed with porridge or gruel and with the white liquor from crushed, cooked maize. Ethiopia (Wollo Province): fruit eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(Forsk.) Vahl.
Kikuyu: mu-Kawa. Zulu: Amatungula. Wollow: Agam. English: Natal Plum

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