Delicious as a veg in stew, potjiekos, soup or as a salad. Low in kilojoules
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Waterblommetjie bredie is a stew. The name comes from the Afrikaans language and literally means "small water flower stew." It is made of meat, usually lamb or mutton, stewwed together with a flower (known in English as Cape Pondweed, Cape Hawthorn or Cape Asparagus) found in the dams and marshes of the Western Cape (South Africa). The buds (waterblommetjies) are usually ready to be picked in the months of July and August (South African winter). The taste can be described as much like stewed green beans with a hint of pumkin.
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