Hamle tete (Amargna)
preparation methods and palatability
Young leaves and stem are edible.
The plant is growing when the rains start and the young leaves and stems
can be harvested after around two weeks. Women are doing the collection
of this wild food plant. The young leaves and stems are boiled in salty
water for around one to two hours before consumption.
Grows in the
mid- and highlands (1,500 - 2,400m).
Seat Kebele, Ganta Afesum Woreda (Eastern Tigray)
'Hamle tete' plant in Ganta Afesum,
Eastern Tigray (Photo by Anna Barnett, Ethiopian Venture Project).