Whilst the Mongongo fruits are used across the Southern African region, the most documented
uses are by the Kung Bushmen of the Dope region in Botswana, to whom mongongo fruits are their
primary food. The dried fruit pulp is edible for as long as 8 months, it can be eaten raw or cooked
into a thick sauce or porridge. The very stable mongongo is used as a body rub to protect the skin.