NZ: A spiky green to feed New Zealand?

A spiky green vegetable could help nourish the nation in the face of soaring food prices, a Taranaki man says.

Lindsay Maindonald of Eltham may just be New Zealand’s most avid choko fan.

He’s recently discovered how easy they are to grow, and with produce and grocery prices soaring, he reckons they could hold the key to feeding families.

While many people haven’t heard of Sechium Edule, he chomps them like apples, or boiled, or roasted like spuds, pickled like gherkins, made into sweet meringue-topped pies, bottled in sugar syrup like peaches, and spread on toast like jam.


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