Drumstick – Vegetable Rhyme
Drumsticks are pulpy vegetables and they make great sauces. Try them in a typical South Indian Sambar… They’re mouth-watering for sure!
I’m the thin and long drumstick,
And look very much like a drumstick,
But please don’t play drums with me,
Or snap into two, you will see me!
I’m also called Moringa,
I’m native to Asia,
I am also consumed in Africa,
And Central and South America!
I hang down from evergreen trees,
That prefer a climate that’s frost-free,
From cream-white flowers I grow,
To grow me, my dried seeds you can sow!
My pod is full of pulp and seeds,
That tastes delicious in stews indeed!
With lentils I taste simply great,
Other vegetables too are my mates!
I am highly medicinal,
A powerhouse of vitamins, minerals,
My leaves are full of nutrients as well,
My benefits are too many to tell!