Welcome to our blog "Pray for the San (Bushmen)". This blog is all about the San, their origins, their struggle for survival and their unique spiritual destiny and purpose in life. It is estimated that there are 100 000 San left in the most Northern part of South Africa, in Central Botswana, in Eastern and Northern Namibia and in the southern part of Angola.
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Food from the veld Springbok Cucumber, Wild Gherkin, Cucumis africanus
Indigenous to Africa and occurs from the woodlands of Angola and Zimbabwe to Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. The fresh young leaves can be eaten as a pot herb or vegetable. Studiess have found the leaves to be rich in calcium, iron, nicotinic acid and vitamin C. The fruits have an overall nutrient composition slightly better than that of the cucumber and is used a water source by the Bushmen. The non-bitter fruits of C. africanus can be pickled and preserved. More Info: Plantz Africa