More from our 'Secret Garden'

We do our best to be self sufficient but have many mouths to feed. Some of our recent crops have included the following:

Yuca: this is a crop that originated in the Americas but is now mostly grown in Africa. It is also known as cassava, manioc or arrowroot  and is used among other things to make delicious yuca chips, flour and tapioca. Its tuberous root is an important world source of carbohydrates, and is gluten free, though it does contain arsenic.

 

 

Maize: this also originated in the Americas, and is known in Peru as choclo.

Bananas: another familiar tropical fruit. 

 Also see http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2015/04/21/well-have-more-bananas.htm


Potato: this was the real treasure the Spanish took back to Europe. The potato produces more nutritious food more quickly on less land and in harsher climates than any other major crop

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Also see http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2015/11/06/our-first-potato-harvest.htm

 

...and many other familiar vegetables

 


Also see http://projectperu.org.uk/about-peru/flora.htm

and http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/a-secret-garden-in-the-shanty-towns.htm

Posted on 25 July 2016 and filed under News from Peru