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Date: 8 Jul 2022, Entry id: 1657278362-1

Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea.
The plant that saw paws of the newborn Great Sphinx...

Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea

Grow Your Own Food!

by Alex Butova, the Witch of Herbs and Cats

...The plant I am going to tell you about is very ancient. It has been existed among people for more than 4800 years. Although there are much older plants that trace their history back to the age of dinosaurs, and exist today, perfectly adapted to modern conditions, this one is edible, tasty, and healthy. It still successfully feeds half of the world's population. Surprisingly, some people from the Western world haven't even heard about it...
...The earliest notion of Pigeon peas in Africa was found in Ancient Egypt with the presence of seeds in Egyptian tombs dating back to around 2,200 BC. Pigeon peas could be the food of the people who built the pyramids in Giza; it could be seen between paws of the newborn Great Sphinx... CONTINUE READING >>

Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea