Ancient African food Part 1: The answer to Africa’s malnutrition and obesity

Interesting facts became known in Jurie van der Walt’s research on food in ancient cultures. He has published two books, namely The history of food and why we eat it (2...

8 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Ancient African food Part 2: The answer to Africa’s malnutrition and obesity?

Africa has for a long time suffered from political turmoil, drought, and famine. Climate change badly affects Africa, as it causes weather patterns that are different fro...

8 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Ancient African food Part 3: The answer to Africa’s malnutrition and obesity?

In the previous two parts on ancient African foods, we discussed food security in Africa and how ancient food plants that are not cultivated anymore can help to add nutri...

8 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Ancient African food Part 4: The answer to Africa’s malnutrition and obesity?

In the previous issue, we discussed ways of bringing back food plants our ancestors used, but which have become neglected and underutilised in recent times. By using t...

8 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Ancient African food plants 5.1

In previous issues, we discussed the value of indigenous and ancient food plants of Africa that can provide essential nutrition that is lacking from ‘modern’ food pla...

8 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Ancient African food Part 5.2: Marama, lablab and bambara beans

Legumes are a staple in many developing countries. Besides being a valuable source of protein, it also enriches the soil in which it grows. In this series, we highlight t...

8 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read