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Bambara groundnuts

 

Also known as bambara groundnuts; or jugo beans, ditloo marapo, indlubu, hlanga, njugo, nduhu, phonda, and tindhluwa, depending where in Africa you live or are visiting. Bambara beans are the third most commonly eaten legume in Africa. Sweet and nutty with crumb-like texture, these versatile beans can grow in challenging environments and are rich in protein, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B1, zinc and iron.

Bambara beans have less fat than peanuts, allowing them to have a higher concentration of nutrients per calorie. They are often boiled to make them easier to open and the seeds are eaten as snacks, either plain or with seasoning. Bambara beans can also be roasted & pureed to be used as a base for soups. This nutritionally-balanced, resilient legume deserves to take a prime spot on your plate.

PLEASE NOTE: Not suitable for consumers who have nut allergies. Please consult with your practitioner prior to consuming this ingredient.

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