Tag: baobab leaves


Baobab leaves (Bouillagui, Mali), February 2023

Baobab leaves are widely consumed in Bouillagui. After the end of the rainy season, each family has to cut the leaves from a baobab tree. They are used for cooking; they are mixed with couscous and are also used to make sauces for certain dishes. They are eaten everywhere, with neighbouring countries such as Mauritania and Senegal travelling back and

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Using baobab leaves in Bougarila, Mali, April 2022

The men harvest the baobab leaves from the tree. The leaves are then dried in the sun and crushed by the women. The powder obtained is used in cooking.