Re­silient vegetable

Floyd Robin­son, Nas­inu

Fiji Sun - - Comments -

Hav­ing re­cently pur­chased veg­eta­bles at the Lautoka and Suva mu­nic­i­pal mar­kets, I note that there is a de­cline in sup­plies.

In­creased price tags are at­tached to the veg­eta­bles. How­ever, there was one vegetable which ap­peared re­silient hav­ing with­stood the down pours and strong winds as­so­ci­ated with Se­vere Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston. For some rea­son the ‘bhaji’ or ‘moca’ re­mains abun­dant in sup­ply and is sold at rea­son­able prices. It might be a small plant but stood tall even though a num­ber of other veg­eta­bles were bat­tered if not de­stroyed in the wind and rain. More im­por­tantly, at a time when food se­cu­rity is a stake, the ‘moca’ or ‘bhaji’ of­fers much value. Love the vegetable and when pre­pared with a touch of a recipe from Vanua Levu, one sim­ply can­not get enough.

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