Development workers have shared recipes for some underutilized crops.  These may provide ideas for the best use of unfamiliar harvests.

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  1. 1988-01-01 "Of all parts of the tree, it is the leaves that are most extensively used. The growing tips and young leaves are best. [However, we sometimes pull the leaflets off in our hands and cook them without regard to age]. Unlike other kinds of edible leaves, benzolive leaves do not become bitter as...
  2. 1998-04-01 Traditionally the people of Sri Lanka consume vegetable cooked as curries with the dietary staple, rice. Legumes, in general, play a vital role in Sri Lankan diets and they are being consumed as green vegetables or pulses. Edible legumes are excellent sources of dietary protein and oil....
  3. 1998-11-01 From Wikipedia : "Egusi(also known by variations includingagusi,agushi) is the name for thefat- andprotein-rich seeds of certaincucurbitaceousplants (squash,melon,gourd), which after being dried and ground are used as a major ingredient inWest African cuisine. Authorities disagree whether the...
  4. Purslane, orPortulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find out the benefits of the purslane plant here, and get a purslanerecipe! PURSLANE HEALTHBENEFITS Like many other weeds, purslane is not onlyediblebut also far more nutritious than many of the crops...
  5. DominicanCooking.com, and twin blogCocinaDominicana.com, are a collaborative effort from a pair of friends who share the love for the culinary in general, and Dominican Food in particular. We believe that our cuisine is rich, and that it ought to be promoted as healthy, varied and a reflection of...
  6. 2018-01-20 Recovering the traditional culinary knowledge of women in Latin America and the Caribbean for food biodiversity management and enhancement This document reflects the integrated vision of agrobiodiversity with the role of women as guardians and protectors of foods of high nutritional value. Rural...
  7. 1983-02-19 Dr. Frank Martin is a research specialist in sweet potato breeding. He writes, "A persistent nagging question is why people don't eat and don't want to eat more sweet potatoes. We believe this is due to sweetness itself, as well as flavors and textures that are not liked. We developed a new...
  8. 1992-06-19 Recipe for making catsup (ketchup) from squash.
  9. 2017-01-20 This book is intended as a jumping-off point for creating your own local cuisine based upon what you are growing in your humid subtropical multistory homegarden. It is designed not as a book of recipes, but as a book of tools to allow you to make delicious food using the staple crops and other...
  10. FANTA developed a Spanish-language recipe book for government and USAID partner staff to promote improved diets for women and young children in the Guatemalan Western Highlands. Organized in sections for children of different age groups and pregnant and lactating women, the book provides recipes...
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  12. 1998-02-19 During arecent visit to missionaries Scott and Jody Daby in Haiti, I especially enjoyed the fresh bread and real butter they served.
  13. 1992-06-19 More discussion on consumption of Velvet Beans.
  14. 2013-10-20 Quinoa was a staple food of the Quechua and Aymara peoples in the Andes region of South America; today it is mainly grown in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. Because of its high nutritional value, quinoa is called chisiya, meaning ‘mother grain’ in the Quechua language. Quinoa is known for its great...
  15. Although this cookbook is from a Fort Myers realtor, it contains many great tropical fruit and vegetable recipes. .
  16. Recipes from Hawaii with the island flavor.
  17. Recipes from Hawaii using tropical fruits and vegetables.
  18. THIS RECIPE BOOK IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY IN SPANISH. Chaya is very nutritious; a 100 gram serving (about 50 – 60 fresh leaves) contains the following: Protein: It has the same amount of protein as an egg. Protein is important for muscle development. Iron: It has two times the iron of a...
  19. Recipes from around the world using favorite ingredients of the particular area.
  20. Herbs - How to grow them: Harvest and preserve them: Uses and recipes for them.
  21. Published by the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist English Church of Rangoon Burma, this cookbook in English includes recipes of traditional Burmess cooking and English based cooking.
  22. Amaranth Artichoke Asparagus Beans (Common) Beans (Asian) Beans (Fava) Beans (Garbanzo) Beans (Lima) Beans (Long) Beans (Soy) Beets Bok Choy Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery and Celeriac Chicory & Radicchio Chinese Cabbage Collards Corn Cowpeas Cucumbers Eggplant...
  23. For a delicious end to 2018, Food Tank is highlighting 18 cookbooks that embrace a diverse global food industry. The list features chefs of color and authors that identify as LGBTQ+ working to feed a food revolution that breaks the barriers of race, gender, and sexuality. These books examine...
  24. This cookbook is filled with recipes from members.
  25. 2016-01-20 Sometimes called “the tree of life” or “the tree of paradise” due to its exceptional environmental, medicinal and dietary benefits, the moringa is a multi-purpose tree whose leaves, flowers, fruits, bark and roots can all be directly consumed. Its nutritional qualities are becoming increasingly...
  26. 2016-01-20 Pulses have been an essential part of the human diet for centuries. Yet their nutritional value is not generally recognized and their consumption is frequently under-appreciated. Undeservedly so, as pulses play a crucial role in healthy diets, sustainable food production and, above all, in food...