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Location of Eswatini
Homemade beef biltong, a type of cured meat that originated in South Africa

The cuisine of Eswatini is largely determined by the seasons and the geographical region. Staple foods in Eswatini include sorghum and maize,[1] often served with goat meat, a very popular livestock there.[2] The farming industry mainly depends on sugar cane, tobacco, rice, corn, peanuts, and the exportation of goat meat and beef. Many Swazis are subsistence farmers who supplement their diet with food bought from markets.

Produce and imports from coastal nations are also part of the cuisine of Eswatini .[3] Some local markets have food stalls with traditional Swazi meat stew, sandwiches, maize meal and seasonal roasted corn on the cob.[3]

Traditional foods

Various types of beans

Traditional foods of Eswatini include:

See also


  1. ^ "Food habits of rural Swazi households" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
  2. ^ "Swaziland Food and Drink". Archived from the original on 2008-09-19.
  3. ^ a b "Swaziland Food and Dining" Archived 2009-10-12 at the Wayback Machine. iExplore (website). Accessed May 2010.