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. If consumers use recipes that contain food safety instructions written into the text, are they more likely to adhere to safe food handling practices in their home kitchens? “Yes!” says a recent Journal of Food Protection1study that showed significant improvement in food safety behavior in home...
  15. Enjoy using bounty from your garden in these recipes from Seed Savers Exchange and friends.
  16. 1991-01-01 Recipes for tropical fruit varieties including catcus, barbados cherry, black sapote, figs, jaboticaba, guava, and mango. 2 Copies
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. Herbs - How to grow them: Harvest and preserve them: Uses and recipes for them.
  21. This cookbook is filled with recipes from members.
  22. 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...
  23. 2012-09-04 By Jere and Emilee Gettle The cofounders of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company take you through more than 125 vegan recipes that are healthy and easy to make. They share tips and tricks on canning and preserving, as well as provide a list of pantry staples to have on hand.
  24. 2002-02-01 With over thirty years experience cultivating tropical and subtropical fruits and vegetables, author Marian Van Atta brings the exotic home in the second edition of this popular guide: Learn how to take full advantage of year-round warm weather (or your sun porch or greenhouse if you live in a...
  25. 2000-01-16 For more than 35 years, More-with-Less Cookbook has helped thousands of families establish a climate of joy and concern for others at mealtime, while improving nutrition and saving money.
  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...
  27. Recipes from around the world using favorite ingredients of the particular area.
  28. 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...
  29. Asian Garden 2 Table LLC is a small “mom & pop” family business, dedicated to the purpose of purveying information, material goods and services related to the gardening, preparation, and consumption of fresh vegetable based meals. As you can see from the site, we offer tips on urban/suburban...
  30. Recipes from Hawaii using tropical fruits and vegetables.
  31. Recipes from Hawaii with the island flavor.
  32. Although this cookbook is from a Fort Myers realtor, it contains many great tropical fruit and vegetable recipes. .
  33. After falling out of favor for many years, cooking and garnishing with flowers is back in vogue once again. Flower cookery has been traced back to Roman times, and to the Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Indian cultures. Edible flowers were especially popular in the Victorian era during Queen...
  34. 2017-10-01 Part deep-South, part subtropical, part Latin, part everywhere that its immigrants have come from, Florida is unique in its variety. And Florida's kitchens reflect this delicious diversity. In this collection you will find easy-to-follow recipes that range from the comforting to the fantastical....
  35. 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...