Vegetables

Capsicum

INTRODUCTION Capsicum is also known as pilipili hoho in Swahili. Capsicum is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to...

Brinjals

INTRODUCTION Brinjals is the nightshade Solanum melongena, also known as the aubergine, brinjal eggplant, eggplant, melongene, or guinea squash. It was domesticated in...

Cauliflower

INTRODUCTION Cauliflowers were introduced to France from Genoa in the 16th century. It is a cool season vegetable that is considered a delicacy by many persons. It is a...

Spider Plant

INTRODUCTION Spider plant locally referred to as Mwangani (Swahili), Thageti (Kikuyu), Tsisaka (Luhya), Alot-dek (Luo), Saget (Kalenjin), Chinsaga (Kisii), Mwianzo...

Courgette

INTRODUCTION Courgette or Zucchini or squash has Fruits, leaves and flowers that are used as vegetables, and their seeds are consumed roasted as a snack food. Zucchini...

Mushrooms

INTRODUCTION Locally known as Swahili: Uyoga; Luhya: Obwoba; Luo: Obwolo; Kikamba: Makunu; Kikuyu: Makunu; Kalenjin: Bobar. Cultivated mushrooms are edible fungi that...

Okra

INTRODUCTION Okra is also known as Ghana: Okro; Swahili: Bamia, Binda. Okra is popular in India, West Africa and Brazil. Okra, also called lady’s fingers, is...

Cucumber

INTRODUCTION Cucumber is grown for the immature fruits, which are eaten fresh (slicing cucumber), or used for pickles (pickling cucumber). The slicing cucumbers are...