Controlling diabetes with a traditional diet

Most people affected by diabetes are unaware that they even have the condition. According to the Zimbabwe Diabetic Association over ten percent of Zimbabweans...

Wild food collectors counter climate change

Activities such as bee-keeping and harvesting mushrooms and wild fruits are becoming an increasingly important contribution to food security and incomes for poor rural...

Zimbabwe’s super vegetables

If you walk through a vegetable garden in Zimbabwe, whether in a town or a rural area, it is likely that you will wade...

Experts say traditional diet is better for you

FOR the past 7 years, Faresi Nyamadzawo, 68, of Harare has jabbed herself with a shot of insulin twice everyday, or more than 5,100...

Tsenza makes Rusape tick

To a wayfarer, vendors selling tsenza (Livingstone potato, Plectranthus esculentus) in the small farming town of Rusape are just like any other vendors. But tsenza...

Summer salad with popped amaranth

Ingredients For two servings For the salad 40g amaranth grain 75g mixed salad 1/2 cucumber (diced) 40g raisins 150g seedless white grapes 100g brie (cut in small pieces) 75g marula nuts For the...

Amaranth grain pancakes

Ingredients 50 g amaranth flour 100 ml milk 1 egg pinch of salt pepper oil or butter Instructions Put the milk and the egg in a bowl and whisk with a fork. Now...

Amaranth and marula nut honey breakfast

Ingredients 90 g amaranth grain 200 ml water 2 bananas a handful of marula nuts 1-2 tbsp honey butter milk (optional) cinnamon (optional) Instructions Soak the amaranth grain in a bowl with enough water...

Amaranth grain proves popular in gluten-free diets

The plant is already well known in Zimbabwe amongst traditional food fans. Locally called Mowa, Bonongwe or Imbuya, depending on where you are in...

War on sugar

An attack on sugar feels like an attack on sugar users, and so on most of us. There is sugar in the cookies and...

Local herbal teas are better than rooibos!

Earlier this month The Herald newspaper reported that scientists at the University of Zimbabwe have announced that Zimbabwean herbal teas contain more health-giving anti-oxidants...

Zimbabwe food activism tackles GMOs

With over 300 members on its mailing list and more than 200 followers on Facebook, Food Matters Zimbabwe was set up with the goal...