i was eating watermelon in the garden one day and had about 15 seeds left at the bottom of the bowl. for fun, i just scraped a hole in the dirt and threw the seeds in. two weeks later i had a dozen watermelon seedlings.
there is quiet talk of the chinese and monsanto and all the gmo that is introduced here but the nationals generally don't understand the difference. so i was pleased to see that the seeds were regenerating.
bananas are by far the most common with a woman on every corner selling them and as the avocados and mangoes come into season the price is obscenely low with most expats giving them away for free because the trees produce more than they can use and everyone has a tree or two in their garden.
so the fresh food is readily available. there are some local dishes that take some getting used to but there is also a large concentration of indians in Tanzania and so the indian food here is both vegetarian and good. a kitchen here is usually a small counter, tiny sink and maybe a fridge [not in the kitchen - for some reason they put the fridges in the dining area]
i've regained the weight i was down and starting to feel i need to get some more exercise in. there's a woman who runs a yoga class a few days a month but getting there is such a hassle that i rarely go.
there are western restaurants that cater to the visitors so there is always someplace to eat where there is a higher standard of service and food. but it's not an everyday thing because the prices are much higher.