Cooking And Snacking on Jugo Beans/Ditloo/Bambara Groundnuts
Nyimo beans, jugo beans, bambara ground nuts, indlubu, tindluwa, ditloo….call them whatever name you prefer but these delicious little babies deserve a place in your kitchen cupboard and of course your grocery shopping list!
I have been looking for jugo beans for a while now and finding them inCape Townis like looking forTableMountainin Jozi. So, I used some of my free time to look for them while I was in Jozi last week. A friend took me to a market place called Swazi Inn ibased in Tembisa. Other items such as indigenous plants, live farm reared chickens etc. are available at the market and it can be a real culture shock to someone who has not experienced township life.
I bought a 2kg packet for R36 and cooked myself some jugo beans for the first time in my life! They are amazing and it makes me sad that one cannot get them at retail stores and some people don’t even know about their existence. I used to be one of those people….
Jugo beans originated inNorth Africaand cultivated throughout the continent. In South Africathey are found inLimpopo,KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. They are nutritious…Continue Reading…..