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Cultural Importance Indices: A Comparative Analysis Based on the Useful Wild Plants of Southern Cantabria (Northern Spain)1
Cultural Importance Indices: A Comparative Analysis Based on the Useful Wild Plants of Southern Cantabria (Northern Spain). This paper compares four indices based on informant consensus. Each indexExpand
Ethnobotanical review of wild edible plants in Spain
This paper compiles and evaluates the ethnobotanical data currently available on wild plants traditionally used for human consumption in Spain, and highlights the rich traditional knowledge on edible plants that has remained in rural Spain. Expand
Wild food plant use in 21st century Europe: the disappearance of old traditions and the search for new cuisines involving wild edibles
The aim of this review is to present an overview of changes in the contemporary use of wild food plants in Europe, mainly using the examples of our home countries: Poland, Italy, Spain, Estonia andExpand
Wild edible plants traditionally gathered in Gorbeialdea (Biscay, Basque Country)
The most important use-category was ‘fruits’, following the trend found in other northern regions of the Iberian and Italian Peninsulas, and ‘Snack vegetables’ is also a relevant category, including 35% of the cited species, with a high diversity of chewed plants, mainly as hunger or thirst quenchers. Expand
Valorization of wild strawberry-tree fruits (Arbutus unedo L.) through nutritional assessment and natural production data
A wide variability in the nutrient composition of strawberry-tree fruits was found which shows that the analysis of many different samples from different origins and seasons are required to provide average reliable data about the chemical composition of wild fruits. Expand
Wild food plants traditionally used in the province of Madrid, Central Spain
Some ecological and cultural aspects of the collection of wild plants for food are discussed, as well as the relationships between the food and medicinal uses of some species. Expand
Traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal): a comparative study
Social, economic and cultural factors, such as poor communications, fads and direct contact with nature in everyday life should be taken into account in determining why some wild foods and traditional vegetables have been consumed, but others not. Expand
Wild vegetables of the Mediterranean area as valuable sources of bioactive compounds
These results can be useful to complete food composition databases with the inclusion of wild vegetables from the Mediterranean area, contributing to enhance the diversity of the diet as well as its nutritional quality. Expand
Mediterranean non-cultivated vegetables as dietary sources of compounds with antioxidant and biological activity
Non-cultivated vegetables whose basal leaves have been traditionally consumed in Spain were evaluated for their potential in human nutrition, considering vitamin C, organic acids, tocopherols, phenolics and flavonoids, and antioxidant activity and revealed that the mentioned non-cultivating vegetables are good sources of bioactive compounds. Expand
Nutrient composition of six wild edible Mediterranean Asteraceae plants of dietary interest
Findings suggest that six wild Asteraceae species traditionally consumed in many areas in Mediterranean countries can be considered as valuable food resources in the traditional Mediterranean diet, allowing their incorporation into food nutrient databases. Expand