Collard greens (sukuma) (AZK-012)
In Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and many parts of East Africa, colewort are more commonly known by their Swahili name, sukuma, and are often referred to as collard greens. It is also commonly mistaken for kale. The literal translation of the phrase ‘sukuma wiki’ is to “push the week” or “stretch the week”.
Collard greens are known as sukuma in Swahilli and are one of the most common vegetables in East Africa. Sukuma is mainly lightly sauteed in oil until tender, flavoured with onions and seasoned with salt, and served either as the main accompaniment or as a side dish with meat or fish.