MONGONGO or MANKETTI TREE (Schinziophyton rautanenii)

Mungongoma (Sh), Umgoma or Umganuompobola (N) Mongongo trees have been used by Kalahari peoples for centuries. The wood makes excellent fishing floats, canoes, toys and musical instruments. The fruits are consumed especially during times of drought. The nutritious nut is pounded; the oil is extracted and used in cooking. The oil is also used as […]

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