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Utilization of wild vegetables in four districts of northern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

dc.contributor.authorLewu F.B.
dc.contributor.authorMavengahama S.
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-13T16:59:45Z
dc.date.available2011-10-13T16:59:45Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationAfrican Journal of Agricultural Research
dc.identifier.citation6
dc.identifier.citation17
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80052649034&partnerID=40&md5=32cd65db56325f5c80c0ae968dd59dd6
dc.identifier.issn1991637X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/17231
dc.description.abstractA study was conducted in northern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa to gather information on the availability and extent of utilization of wild vegetables within some communities. The study revealed that wild vegetables were important in the diets of most rural people in northern KwaZulu - Natal. They were consumed as relish, although they were not being cultivated. The method of acquiring these vegetables was by gathering them from homesteads and the wild. These vegetables were also believed to be medicinal. The local names of wild vegetables varied among villages in the same district such that one vegetable in one village was given to a different species of vegetable in another village. They were reportedly abundant during summer and there was a decrease in availability off-season leaving vulnerable families who rely on them with a food shortage. © 2011 Academic Journals.
dc.titleUtilization of wild vegetables in four districts of northern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
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