preservation

Indigenous crops: Preserving vegetables and seed for later

The nutritious advantage of indigenous vegetables and crops can be enjoyed outside of harvesting season due to several preservation methods.

Indigenous vegetables and crops are a healthy alternative or addition to conventional crops, and can be cultivated or even be found in the wild for free.  By preserving them for later, you can use them well after harvesting time.

Click on the link below to read more on different preservation methods and how to store seed for later:

Preservation of indigenous food and seeds

Source:
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa

Also read:
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Preserving tomatoes – drying for profit
Storing for later – preserving tomatoes
Indigenous crop production: The leafy greens of the amaranth
Indigenous crop production: An introduction to African nightshade

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