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Title: Ten Indigenous Edible Plants: Contemporary Use in Eastern Crete, Greece
Authors: Psaroudaki, Antonia 
Dimitropoulakis, Petros 
Constantinidis, Theophanis 
Katsiotis, Andreas 
Skaracis, George N. 
Keywords: Antioxidants;Edible wild plants;Mediterranean diet;Omega 3 fatty acids
Category: Arts
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 26-Dec-2012
Source: Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment, 2012, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 172-177
Journal: Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 
Abstract: In the present study, ten species of indigenous edibleplants of Eastern Crete were collected, recorded, and botani-cally classified. Moreover, a survey study was conductedregarding the collection and use of edible wild greens intoday’s diet of the inhabitants of Eastern Crete. The resultsof the study showed that there is a positive correlationbetween the collection and consumption of edible wildplants and the age and profession of the collector. It wasalso clear that greens that are abundantly found and growin nearby areas are preferred. Older people identify andcollect a larger number of different species of plants com-pared with younger people. This fact demonstrates the riskof losing important nutritional information, although alarge percentage of the sample teaches others the art ofidentifying and collecting wild plants.
ISSN: 2153-9561
DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-9561.2012.01076.x
Collaboration : Agricultural University of Athens
Technological Educational Institute of Crete
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Rights: © 2012 by the American Anthropological Association.
Type: Article
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