Entula, the bitter medicinal garden eggs to boost meals

Entula is often prepared with other foods such as aubergines like above. Photos by Ismail Kezaala

What you need to know:

In the past, entula or garden eggs were popular as a medicinal vegetable, however today, it is eaten as a component of other foods more for its nutritional value.

The Thai round eggplant or garden eggs, locally called entula by Bantu speakers, may not be able to stand alone as a meal, but nonetheless is a popular delicacy that makes other foods tasty.

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