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.
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Food from the Veld Kuru (Corallocarpus bainesii)
Image Credit: Zimbabwe Flora
Image Credit: The Hidden Gifts of Nature by Sigrid Leger
This plant is a perennial climber with a thickened root bulb which mainly grows in soft sandy areas of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. It "climbs" up trees and shrubs and, as can be seen from the photo, basically anything that it can attaches itself too. The small oval fruits are striking red with a green base when ripe and helps to identify the plant. Its main use is the thickened root which is dug out and then baked in a fire by putting it into hot ash. The taste is said to be similar to that of a potato.The root bulb can be harvested any time of the year.