KSh300.00 – KSh920.00
This combi vegetable includes Miro (Sunnhemp) and Seveve (Pumpkin Leaves).
See the pictures and description below for more information on each of the vegetables.
Local Names: Miro, Mito.
English name: Sunnhemp
Nutritional Value: It’s a source of natural fibre that can really help in digestion. Sunn hemp foliage can be used as a protein source to supplement poor quality roughage. Its wide consumption is mainly due to its nutritional value as a rich source of Beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. The foliage contains high amounts of calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid.
Botanical name: Crotalaria brevidens
Local Names: Seveve, Lisebebe, Liro, Malenge leaves.
English name: Pumpkin leaves
Nutritional Value: Pumpkin leaves are a good source of calcium, iron magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, folate, vitamin K and vitamin A. It’s also good source of protein and dietary fibre. Most often, the leaves are usually mashed along with mashed potatoes to make mukimo, a popular delicacy among people of the Mt. Kenya region.
Medicinal value: Pumpkin leaves are high in fibre and can fill you up really fast, making it good for those seeking weight loss through diet management. It slows down digestion and stays in your tummy longer than low fibre foods. It also slows down sugar absorption by your body keeping your blood sugar level to a minimum.
Botanical name: Cucurbita sp.
DISCLAIMER: This information is for enlightenment purposes only. Consult your doctor before making any health-related decisions.
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