Auntie Regina’s Waakye/ Sorghum Leaves 100g
Make your authentic Waakye in the traditionally way, boiled with dried red sorghum leave
Will change white rice into brown rice after cooking to make Waakye (brown) rice.
Sorghum bicolor L. Moench is a tall grass species that is primarily cultivated for its grain, but this article focuses on the uses of the dried leaves, which are used as a colorant, as well as in a wide range of traditional medicinal purposes. This fast growing grass grows in clumps, and can reach over four meters tall. The boiled leaves impart a burgundy color. It is used medicinally and aesthetically more so than it is as a flavoring.
Sorghum bicolor leaves are available year round in African markets. This grass is typically an annual, planted at the onset of the rainy season and harvested in the beginning of the dry season.