Friday, 28 March 2014

Food from the Veld 
Omajova Mushroom - Ejova Termitomyces Schimperi

the tail

Ejova or Omajova Mushrooms
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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. 

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