Our local Kirumba Market has every type of fruit and vegetable that you could imagine. They may not have the manicured look of Tesco produce or the bend of EU bananas but the taste is right up there. Judy says the mangoes are undoubtedly ‘world class’, Christine believes the potatoes are the best she has ever tasted and John hoovers up whatever he can get his hands on (particularly ndizi).
Here are some of the other Kiswahili names of our common matunda and mboga (fruit and vegetables) -matango, tikitimagi, parachichi, embe, chungwa, nyanya, pilipili, mbilingani, viazi and vitunguu. Have fun with the translations!