“Mokhuse, the dried leaves of morogo (African or wild spinach, also known as cowpea), come from a group of edible leaves that includes amaranth, green bean and pumpkin leaves. My local veggie market always has fresh leaves, like morogo wa lephutsi (pumpkin) or morogo wa dinawa (beans), as well as leaves that have been dried (mokhuse). Dried leaves are common in rural areas, where they are grown at home, harvested in season and then dried so they will be available for the rest of the year.” – Liziwe Matloha.

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