Jugo beans, or Bambara groundnuts, are an African heirloom. It is one of nature’s most underrated foods and superior to other legumes. There are several nut strains that have been cultivated throughout Africa since the 14th century, but they all originate from and are native to West Africa. It is known as a drought tolerant and ‘failsafe’ crop, traditionally grown by women who hand this responsibility down from generation to generation; women receive the seeds from a female relative when she is getting married. They are nutritional powerhouses, packed with protein, fibre, B vitamins, irons and potassium, and low in fat. They have such a powerful natural savoury flavour with a hint of sweetness, that you don’t need to add anything but salt to enjoy.