The Anonymous Widower

False Banana: Is Ethiopia’s Enset ‘Wondercrop’ For Climate Change?

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Scientists say the plant enset, an Ethiopian staple, could be a new superfood and a lifesaver in the face of climate change.

A new study is saying, that the plant could be used to feed 100 million people in a warming world.

It looks like the study was done in an Ethiopian University, which is surely a heartwarming thing.

This is said about how enset is used for food.

Enset or “false banana” is a close relative of the banana, but is consumed only in one part of Ethiopia.

The banana-like fruit of the plant is inedible, but the starchy stems and roots can be fermented and used to make porridge and bread.

I’m not sure, but I seem to remember that porridge is a major food in Africa.

It is certainly a fascinating good news story. in several ways from Africa.

 

January 21, 2022 - Posted by | Food | , , , ,

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