Indigenous Crop: Locust Bean—Not a Plant but a Tree

Indigenous Crop: Locust Bean—Not a Plant but a Tree

In Africa, the locust bean tree is best known for the seed’s greasy extract, dawadawa. The seeds can be boiled and eaten as a good source of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. The fruit of the tree also contains pulp that can be eaten raw, mixed into a drink, or dried and sprinkled over soups and stews.

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