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More on the Mopane worm

Posted Dec 02 2008 3:07am

Mopane_worms_on_my_tree

The picture above will give you a better idea of just how many Mopane worms are in every tree in Nata. Thank goodness Mopane worms are an excellent source of protein and are even considered a delicacy in Botswana.

Evangelista_with_mopane_worms

Evangelista shows off her big bucket of Mopane worms. She told me that it takes just a few days of drying in the hot sun and they are ready to be cooked and eaten with pap (cooked mealie meal). As the women collect them they are slowly disappearing from the trees.

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