Plants gathered as foodstuffs by the Transkeian peoples

  • EF Rose
  • AJ Guillarmod

Abstract

Some plant foodstuffs eaten by Transkeian inhabitants are listed. A brief discussion of the food value of such plants and a warning on the possible toxicity of some of them, is given. A plea is made for further investigation into the use of these plants under varying conditions of cultivation, with a view to encouraging an easily available source of protein, mineral and vitamin supplement to the basic cereal diet.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1688 (1974).

Author Biographies

EF Rose
Bantu Cancer Registry, East London
AJ Guillarmod
Bantu Cancer Registry, East London
Published
2018-04-01
Section
Articles

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