Senegal-Africa

Senegal-Africa

Researchers have said that the black-eyed pea, one of the world’s oldest cultivated vegetables, is also one of the most promising as a nutritious food product.

At a time when most African countries are seeking to reduce their dependence on imported rice or wheat , participants at the Fifth World Cowpea Research Conference plan to present promising research into this food product.

In Senegal, where the niebe is well-known like elsewhere in west Africa, it is called “the meat of the poor” because of its high protein content. The bean is eaten in fritters, in stews and sometimes mixed into bread.

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