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Marama beans


Thought to be an ancient food and a satisfying staple to our South African ancestors, marama beans are now enjoyed around the world and praised for its nutty flavour and rich vitamin C content.

Marama beans themselves can be boiled or ground into flour. When roasted, they taste similar to cashews, making them a great addition to stir-fries, curries and other cooked dishes. They can also be used to make milk drinks, and their oil, which is a good source of essential fatty acids, can be used for cooking as well as a dressing.

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