Scientific Name: Solanum villosum
Country of Origin: Central Africa

Managu is a leafy green vegetable common throughout Kenya and nearby countries. The leaves are usually cooked with other vegetables. Although originally quite bitter, the flavor can be improved by letting it rest several days after cooking or by adding fermented milk. Managu is a crop that grows well in a variety of soil types. It is also referred to as African nightshade, although it is entirely different from the poisonous European solanum nigrum and other poisonous nightshade varieties from different regions of the world.

Braised Managu