Sclerocarya birrea – Famine Foods

Sclerocarya birrea


Nigeria (Kano State, northern): fruit seed kernels eaten. Niger. Fruit seed broken open with rocks, kernels removed and  eaten by children.  Kenya (Mbeere division, Embu district) Part of plant eaten not specified. Relatively large amounts of copper = 24.8μg/g; Mg = 4210 μg/g; Zn = 62.4μg/g; Protein = 36.4%. Nutritional composition of leaves (Niger): Mn = 17.44μg/g; Fe = 257μg/g; Cu = 9559μg/gl; Mn = 3770μg/g; Cu = 2.46μg/g; Zn = 6’81μg/g Vernacular names: Nigeria//NIger (Hausa): Daniya/Danya. Kanuri: Kuma. Zarma: lulay. Kenya: (mu) – Gaa. Ref. GLEW et al, HUMPHRY.

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Name Authority:
(A. Rich.) Hochst.
Hausa: Daniya/Danya. Kanuri: Kuma. Kenya: (mu) - Gaa.

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