publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

The hidden Mediterranean diet: wild vegetables traditionally gathered and consumed in the Gargano area, Apulia, SE Italy

Andrea Pieroni; Nello Biscotti;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae, volume 84, pages 327-338 (eissn: 2083-9480, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Polish Botanical Society
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;Despite the extensive bio-scientific literature concerning the Mediterranean diet, which emerged in the last three decades, systematic ethnography-centered investigations on a crucial portion of this food system, linked to the traditional consumption of non-cultivated vegetables, are still largely lacking in many areas of the Mediterranean Basin.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;In this research, an ethnobotanical field study focusing on wild vegetables traditionally gathered and consumed locally, was conducted in a few centers and villages located in the Gargano area, northern Apulia, SE Italy, by interviewing twenty-five elderly informants. The folk culinary...
Subjects
free text keywords: wild food plants, Apulia, Italy, Botany, QK1-989, Environmental protection, Mediterranean Basin, Mediterranean diet, Food systems, Geography, Human nutrition, Food plant, Ethnobotany, Socioeconomics, Taxon
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