Edible vine improves women’s livelihoods in Cameroon

Until a few decades ago, the climbing vine Gnetum spp. – called Okok or Eru in different parts of Cameroon -- remained an obscure delicacy. Prized by domestic traders and consumers in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has been eaten raw for hundreds of years to combat all manner of illnesses or finely shredded and added to soups and stews.This article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.