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Traditional food plants of Kenya

Patrick M. Maundu

Traditional food plants of Kenya

by Patrick M. Maundu

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Published by Kenya Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge, National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Plants, Edible -- Kenya -- Identification.,
    • Plants, Edible -- Kenya -- Geographical distribution

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-262) and index.

      StatementPatrick M. Maundu, Grace W. Ngugi, and Christine H.S. Kabuye ; illustrations by Luise Gull and Nicholas S. Muema.
      GenreIdentification.
      ContributionsNgugi, Grace W., Kabuye, Christine H. S.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK98.5.K4 M38 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 270 p., 8 p. of plates :
      Number of Pages270
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6814077M
      ISBN 109966986146
      LC Control Number00283359

      Neglected and underused crops are domesticated plant species that have been used for centuries or more for their food, fibre, fodder, oil or medicinal properties, but have been reduced in importance over time. A wide range of terminology is used to describe these crops, including: orphan, abandoned, lost, underutilized, local, minor, traditional, alternative, niche, or underdeveloped; in. Traditional Swahili dishes are also prepared. Foreigners visiting the country during this festival should definitely observe the activities in order to get an understanding of Kenya’s traditions and way of living. Mombasa Carnival. Kenya’s most popular festival, the Mombasa carnival is held every year in .

      Kenya is known for many things; athletes that rule Olympic and marathon tracks, rain and traffic that are almost synonymous, traffic rules being mere suggestions, being a place where aloofness reigns particularly concerning the government, and last, but not least, Kenya is the land of promises that do not really have to be kept. Despite all these, there are some habits that inspire some sense. Traditional Maasai people's lifestyle concentrates on their cattle which make up the primary source of food. Amongst the Maasai and several other African ethnic groups, the measure of a man's wealth is in terms of children and cattle. So the more the better.

      The Kenyan food is a blend of the Portuguese, Indian, Arabic and local cuisines and is some of the richest in variety I have come across! I put together a list of different dishes, snacks, and drinks that are common to the Kenyan cuisine as well as the ones I found to be super yummy. Traditional African Cuisine: 1. Chicken Biryani and rice.   Kenya faces erosion of its indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants due to habitat loss as well as overexploitation and unsustainable use of traditional medicine resources as .


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Traditional food plants of Kenya. [Patrick M Maundu; Grace W Ngugi; Christine H Kabuye] -- This book offers descriptions of main and some 60 minor species with information on food, medicinal and other uses, distribution in Kenya and the rest of the world, ecology, commercial use.

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Maundu, M. P.; Ngugi, W. G.; Kabuye, H. This book aims to help the user to appreciate this wealth of plant resources, the cultural traditions behind their use in Kenya and how to recognize and utilize them for the wellbeing of society, including urban communities, in these times of recurring food shortages and increasing reliance on a few commercial Cited by: She was describing the many uses of the Ober tree (Albizia coriaria), one of the many indigenous trees grown by the women on their farm near the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

Like several others in the region, this group of women is rediscovering the value of traditional plants in their farming systems: trees, fruits and vegetables. Vegetables have multiple uses.

Despite their potential contribution to food and nutritional security, production of traditional food crops is far below that of maize (the main staple food in Kenya). The authors recommend rigorous promotion to increase their production and consumption, since traditional food crops are grown in the arid and semi-arid parts of the country where maize does not perform as well.

Sukuma wiki (B. oleracea var. acephala), cabbages and traditional African green vegetables are in demand as the conventional accompaniment to ugali (maize meal), but at this time sukuma wiki and cabbages are in short supply and most consumers cannot buy either because the prices are too high.

Local varieties are cultivated by the Turkana where the plant is a traditional food commonly called namunye. The Mbeere also cultivate a variety of the crop.

It stores well and provides food in times of food shortage. In south Turkana it is intercropped with sorghum. Buy Traditional food plants of Kenya by Maundu, Patrick M (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Patrick M Maundu. VernacularNames of Medicinal Plants of Kenya /Tiba Asili SACCO Society Ltd, JAN, 10 OL-MERGOIT croton megalocarpus OL-MORIGYE Acakonthera schimperi OL-MORIJOI Acakonthera longiflora OL-MUNISHUI A.

Senegal OL-NGOSUA Balanites aegyptiaca OL-MOROGI Dovyalis abyssinica OL-MOROROI Combretum molle. Planting the Trees of Kenya is an account for young readers of the life and work of Wangari Maathai, Founder of the Green Belt Movement. Nivola explains the environmental issues in a simple, non-politicized manner, focusing on the relationship between people and local ecology and the virtues that enabled Maathai and other Kenyan women to restore the forests: hard work, independence, patience /5().

Kenya's native plants include the Meru Oak and the Parasol Tree, both of which are threatened endemic country has diversified plant life that occurs in different parts of the country from the coastal regions to the savannah grassland areas and the highland forests.

Traditional Food Plants of Kenya Traditional Food Plants of Kenya describes wild and domesticated plants that are traditionally consumed in Kenya.

Kakamega forest is Kenya’s only rainforest and is distinguishably rich in biodiversity but threatened by agricultural encroachment and other forms of human activity.

It is also one of Kenya’s Important Bird Areas and a significant source of natural products to neighboring rural communities, such as medicinal plants, food, wood and other fibers. The book is set to the backdrop of the Mau Mau rebellion, in a small village, four days before Kenya’s independence from Britain.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o employs flashback to transport the reader to the Emergency Period (), during which colonialists detained and tortured civilians.

If you see any factual food errors in my videos, please feel free to politely let me know in the comments. I'm a huge fan of trying different, interesting foods in each country. Different communities have their own native foods. Staples are maize and other cereals depending on the region, including millet and sorghum eaten with various meats and vegetables.

The foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are ugali, sukuma wiki, and nyama choma. Kenya's coastal cuisine is unique and highly regarded throughout the country. The traditional food of Kenya, is as mixed and diverse as it’s tribe's, history and landscapes. Each tribal area has it’s own specialities, but below are some of the most common dishes that you can sample whilst on your travels in Kenya.

To Start the Day Kenyan breakfasts tend to be a fairly sparse meal compared to Western ones. The objective of this chapter is to elucidate the relevance of indigenous knowledge and institutions in natural resource management using western highlands of Kenya as a case study.

The research design was a mixed method, combining qualitative and quantitative methods. A total of individuals (comprising farmers, herbalists and charcoal burners) from households were interviewed.

While different communities have their own native foods, the staple foods in Kenya include cereals (maize, millet, sorghum and others depending on the region) eaten with various meats and vegetables. Foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are ugali, sukuma wiki, and githeri – recipes begin on page 3.Nyama choma might be popular for gatherings, but when it comes to everyday eating, "Kenyan cuisine in its essence is actually heavily vegetarian," says Adagala.

One of the country's vegetable.spoke to a food expert, Agnes Maina, who has been certified by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute and drew up a list of the following seven Kenyan foods that will keep you healthy.

Arrow roots. Arrowroots are very low in calories and have relatively more protein than other tropical food sources like yams, potatos, cassavas and plantains.