The good news is that you can find just about every vegetable you’d be looking for here in Benin. You can even some you’re not looking for. Like this, for instance:
What exactly is it? I have no idea.
The bad news is that before eating said vegetables, you must prepare a mixture of one gallon distilled water & one tablespoon bleach, then let the vegetables soak for 15 minutes, then rinse them off with distilled water.
It’s not a huge deal, but it’s one extra step that combined with other necessary extra steps, can make preparing dinner exhausting.
Yet another reason why we are very glad to have hired a cook!