Cuisine of Swaziland

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Location of Swaziland
Homemade beef biltong, a type of cured meat that originated in South Africa

The cuisine of Swaziland is largely determined by the seasons and the geographical region. Staple foods in Swaziland include sorghum and maize,[1] often served with goat meat, a very popular livestock there.[2] The farming industry mainly depends on sugar cane, tobacco, rice, corn, peanuts, and the exportation of goat meat and beef. Many Swazis are subsistence farmers who supplement their diet with food bought from markets. freshwater produce and imports from coastal nations are also part of the cuisine of Swaziland .[3] Some local markets have food stalls with traditional Swazi meat stew, maize meal and seasonal roasted corn on the cob.[3]

Traditional foods[edit]

Various types of beans
Sishwala
Thick porridge normally served with meat or vegetables
Incwancwa
Sour porridge made of fermented cornmeal
Sitfubi
Fresh milk cooked and mixed with cornmeal
Siphuphe setindlubu
Thick porridge made of mashed ground nuts
Emasi etinkhobe temmbila
Ground corn mixed with sour milk
Emasi emabele
Ground sorghum mixed with sour milk
Sidvudvu
Porridge made of pumpkin mixed with cornmeal
Umncweba
Dried uncooked meat (biltong)
Umkhunsu
Cooked and dried meat
Siphuphe semabhontjisi
Thick porridge made of mashed beans
Tinkhobe
Boiled whole maize
Umbidvo wetintsanga
Cooked pumpkin tops (leaves) mixed with ground nuts
Emahewu
meal drink made from fermented thin porridge
Umcombotsi 
Traditional brewed beer beer in Siswati is called 'Tjwala'

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