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Ruker wild egg plant/Abedru

Abedru/Wild EggPlant/Turkey Berries are bushy, erect and spiny perennial plants used horticulturally as a rootstock for eggplant. They are round green fruit that look like tiny watermelons. Turkey Berries (Solanum torvum) a sought-after commodity can be found in Ghana, China, Thailand, The Caribbean, South America, Indonesia, Florida, Alabama, Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico and other places in the world.

Name variations: kantɔsi, konsusua or abeduru (Ghana), kittily (Liberia), susumber (Jamaica), thibbatu (Sinhala), makhuea phuang (Thai), suzume nasu (Japan), jurubeba (Brazilian, Portuguese), Ka Ran Sate Kay Thi (Myanmar-Arakan)

Preparation and use

Traditionally, turkey berries are used in household meals, giving it a slightly bitter taste but the health benefits are amazing.

Recipes, meals, and how this is usually eaten

  • Turkey Berries in Palm Nut Soup
  • Turkey Berries in Kotomire stew/Abom
  • Turkey Berries in Green Soup/Abunuabunu
  • Turkey Berries in smoothies

Nutritional information and health benefits 

Turkey berries boost the body's immunity from common ailments like cold, cough and the flu. They also help lower blood pressure, keep cardiovascular diseases away, and can help kidney function.

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