Ethnoecology of traditional leafy vegetables of the Luo people of Bondo district, western Kenya

F. O. Orech*, J. Aagaard-Hansen, H. Friis

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Abstract

Diversity of traditional leafy vegetables consumed by the Luo people of Nyang'oma, Bondo District, western Kenya, was evaluated in relation to their ecological habitats. The study generally revealed high species diversity within different ecological areas. A total of 60 leafy vegetable species (domesticated and wild) belonging to 47 genera and 29 families were collected. Most of the vegetable species were gathered from the wild but a few were domesticated on farmlands and kitchen gardens. Plant families that comprised most leafy vegetable species were Fabaceae, Amaranthaceae, Acanthaceae, Asteraceae and Solanaceae.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Vol/bind58
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)522-530
Antal sider9
ISSN0963-7486
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2007
Udgivet eksterntJa

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