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.
Friday, 28 March 2014
Food from the Veld Omajova Mushroom - Ejova Termitomyces Schimperi
Ejova or Omajova Mushrooms Photo Credits: swimmingwithscorpions.wordpress.com
The Omajova Mushroom (plural) starts to grow around the base of huge termite mounds just after the start of the rainy season ever year. It is occurs in Omaruru, Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Grootfontein, Tsumkwe, east of Windhoek and in the south-eastern part of the Etosha National Park. It is a species of mushroom that relies for its growth on a symbiotic relationship with termites, in this case Macrotermes michaelseni. It is one reason why it is unlikely to be grown commercially as a food source. It is considered as a delicacy and highly sought after. It can either be fried or cooked.