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  1. Wild mung bean is a perennial, vining, nitrogen-fixing plant with edible beans and tubers. This plant is rarely cultivated but rather pods and tubers are collected from wild plants. It has potential for human food, as well as a green manure or cover crop.
  2. 01/03/2021 Several species of edible ferns exist around the world, ranging from the tropics to more temperate regions, and most commonly include the bracken ferns (Pteridium spp.), ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), and the Stenochlaena spp. ferns. However, the focus of this study is on the vegetable...
  3. 01/10/2002 During one rainy season 24 families in a Mexican village and 10 vendors at a regional market were regularly interviewed about type and quantity of weed use. Also the weed vegetation was surveyed and 49 farmers were interviewed concerning their farming practices and costs. All of the 74 weed...
  4. 28/06/2013 A recent rise in the popularity of urban farming, farmers’ markets, and foraging from nature means more people are looking for information about plants. InThe Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants, botanists Lytton John Musselman and Harold J. Wiggins coach you on how to safely identify, gather, and...
  5. Key Resource 01/10/1998 Third Edition [library also has 2 copies of the 1975edition] People interested in tropical gardening or botany will find this an indispensable guide to several hundred species of plants with edible leaves. Leaves can provide high-quality food, and in the tropics, many are from perennials...
  6. Common edible plants of Africa References Lost Crops of Africa Volume Grains. 1996 Published by the National Academy Press Coursey DG (1976) The origins and domestication of yams in Africa. In Harlan JR et. al., Origins of African Plant Domestication, p. 383-408. Mouton Publishers: The Hague....
  7. Purslane, orPortulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find out the benefits of the purslane plant here, and get a purslanerecipe! PURSLANE HEALTHBENEFITS Like many other weeds, purslane is not onlyediblebut also far more nutritious than many of the crops...
  8. Ralph Waldo Emerson described a weed as a plant whose virtue has not yet been discovered. And when you’re hoeing or pulling weeds, it definitely can be a challenge to find anything virtuous about them. Those that are the peskiest and most hated thrive in places you don’t want them to be, whether...
  9. Marjorie Furlong and Virginia Pill two business women, shared a love of going out 'berrying' and taking pictures for relaxation and fun. Useful throughout the U.S. and Canada, this book contains full-color photographs and detailed descriptions for 42 wild edible fruits and berries. Locations are...
  10. Abstract, MTU Thesis, 2013 The purpose of this study is to examine the importance of the wild edible weed tasba (Senna obtusifolia) in Sanguéré Paul, Cameroon by examining how households use and manage the plant. This study found that local management of tasba is minimal compared to other...
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  12. The Tian Shan mountains that straddle Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan on the west and China’s Xinjiang Province on the east are home to the Earth’s greatest collection of wild fruits of the rose family. Apples, pears, plums, apricots, and others are found in wild groves and forests and...
  13. Rural people of Ethiopia are endowed with a deep knowledge concerning the use of wild plants. This is particularly true for the use of medicinal plants, but also for wild plants, some of which are consumed at times of drought, war and other hardship. Elders and other knowledgeable community...
  14. Plants that are not normally considered as crops are consumed in times of famine
  15. In a situation where survival is at stake, plants can provide crucial food and medicine. Their safe usage requires absolutely positive identification, knowing how to prepare them for eating, and a solid awareness of any dangerous properties they might have. Familiarity with the botanical...
  16. Abstract, The Scientific World Journal, 2020 India being developing country and land of villages, elevated rates of poverty persist among rural communities, inspite of green revolution. e high economic growth has failed to improve food security in the mountainous regions of the Himalayas [1]....
  17. Abstract, Scientific Reports, 2021 This study aims to provide a simple framework to identify wild food plants with potential for popularization based on local knowledge and perception. To this end, we also characterized the distribution of this knowledge in the socio-ecological system. We...
  18. Abstract, Foods, 2020 Wild food plants (WFPs) are often highly nutritious but under-consumed at the same time. This study aimed to document the diversity of WFPs, and assess perceptions, attitudes, and drivers of change in their consumption among Minangkabau and Mandailing women farmers in West...
  19. 01/01/1981 This book lists wild edibles that can be harvested and eaten with a minimum of effort. Included are recipes to use with the wild edibles. 64 pages, illustrations, photos
  20. 01/01/1990 This field guide contains nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America. With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired ingredients. Each entry...
  21. Descriptions and illustrations of more than 370 edible wild plants found in eastern and central North America, plus 37 poisonous look-alikes. Over 400 drawings and 78 photographs show precisely how to recognize each species. 14 habitats are described in full detail, with plants in each habitat...
  22. The literary pieces that have appeared on wild edibles are generally of two types: field guides describing the edible plants, with their habitats and life styles; and cookbooks dealing with recipes for preparing, cooking, and preserving wild fruits and herbs after the harvest. In this book, an...
  23. 01/01/1993 Florida's varying habitats are blessed with a wide variety of native plant species. These have roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds that provide good and interesting food for people. All of these plants, if we are to enjoy eating them, need identification and interpretation, which this...
  24. Abstract, Plants-People-Planet, 2020 As the world's population is increasing, humanity is facing both shortages (hunger) and excesses (obesity) of calorie and nutrient intakes. Biodiversity is fundamental to addressing this double challenge, which involves a far better understanding of the global...
  25. Plants2022,11(6), 744;https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11060744- 11 Mar 2022 Abstract Wild Edible Plants (WEPs) still play a vital role in the subsistence of many traditional communities, while they are receiving increasing recognition in tackling food security and nutrition at the international...
  26. Agronomy2020,10(5), 648;https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10050648 Published: 2 May 2020 Abstract The world population is projected to become 10 billion by the end of this century. This growing population exerts tremendous pressure on our finite food resources. Unfortunately, the lion-share of the...
  27. Centring seeds as a spiritual, cultural and nutritional good, rather than simply an agricultural input or tradable commodity, this report focuses on initiatives for the recovery of wild and traditional foods across four countries where Trócaire works: Guatemala and Nicaragua in Central America...
  28. ECHO’s missions is to reduce hunger and improve lives worldwide through partnerships that equip people with agricultural resources and skills. One of the ways ECHO addresses this is through the promotion of holistic farming methods and appropriate technologies. However, it would be imprudent to...
  29. This resource of wild edible plants in Uganda was contributed by Sara Sytsma. She shared: I ask people in the villages to teach me about different plants they eat.I started on a "book" with the information I could collect so far.Some Ugandan agricultural development staff have helped me too. If...
  30. 31/03/2023 by Sovanneary Huot, Dr. David Ader, Dr. Srean Pao, Dr. Ricky Bates, and Hans Goertz This recipe and nutrition guide is written in Khmer and focuses on wild food plants, sometimes called neglected and underutilized species, of the country of Cambodia. Smallholders forage and/or cultivate plants...

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