It is a small seed/tuber (?)
(similar to 'Kuenti') covered in a thin shell that grows underground. Above
ground thin grasses grow.
preparation methods and palatability
Seeds/tuber (?) are edible. They can
only be collected after the harvest or when the crop in the field got stunted
because the plant is only growing during the rainy season like the other
farm crops. It seems to grow like a weed in cropped fields. Women and children
collect the seeds/tubers. After they have been washed off the soil, they
are eaten raw. Children like the food because it tastes sweet. There does
not seem to be any inconvenient side effects with this foodstuff.
Grows in the
mid- and highlands (1,500 - 2,400m).
Seat Kebele, Ganta Afesum Woreda (Eastern Tigray)