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Nettles and Millet: Valuing Local Food in NepalMarch 27, 2015
Available year-round, stinging nettle grown near homes or gathered in the jungle is a good source of calcium and other nutrients. MCC partners such as Shanti Nepal community health worker Bishnu Maya Chepang encourage people to eat nutrient-dense, locally available nutritious food such as nettle, which is served as a sauce with cornmeal or millet.
This article reflects MCC’s work in Nepal before the April 25th earthquake. MCC has had an active presence in Nepal since the 1950s. We have eight local partners and work on projects including agriculture, nutrition, education, health and peacebuilding. We will be supporting some of these same partners with our earthquake response.