Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tswii: Botswanas green diamond?

"Tswii, an aquatic plant found in the Thamalakane and Okavango Rivers, is a very popular relish for residents in the north west area. The roots of Tswii, which are tuber like potato are cooked and mixed with pounded meat (seswaa) which gives the relish that yummy taste.
But the plant is not only good for eating, it has played a crucial part in some ancient cultures and also has some medicinal properties. The blue water lily also called the Egyptian lotus, blue lotus or Sacred Lily of the Nile, featured prominently in the art of mythologies of the Chinese, Minoan, Indians and Moyan cultures."
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