Tylosema fassoglense – Famine Foods

Tylosema fassoglense


Mozambique (Macossa district). Seeds from ripe fruits roasted; or boiled in salt water. The seeds may also be dried and roasted briefly over a fire. They are then ground or lightly pounded to remove the hulls. A winnower is used to remove dirt and chaff after which the seeds are ground into a powder that is mixed with maize flour to make porridge. The tubers, after scraping and cleaning, are grated, then crushed or pounded and ground into a fine powder used for making porridge.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc.
(Manyika/Shona): Nando Pasi

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