Edible Wild Plants: An alternative approach to food security

Authors: Shaheen, Shabnum, Ahmad, Mushtaq, Haroon, Nida

  • Provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the use of edible wild plants to reduce food shortage and increase nutrition in developing nations
  • Thoroughly covers the different types of edible wild plants in regions across the globe, focusing on how these plants can be utilized to increase food security in these regions
  • Focuses on the diversity of edible wild plants from a global perspective, with emphasis on proper preservation and harvesting techniques
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This text focuses on underutilized wild plants that can help to reduce food deficiency in developing nations. Edible wild plants are viewed as a potential solution for overcoming food insecurity for families in these regions, with a specific focus on sustainable production and conservation measures. Detailed analysis of specific wild plants is provided, including the nutritional contents of each plant. A full list of edible wild plants is included for the benefit of researchers, plus a pictorial guide for easy identification of these plants. Specific case studies are provided in which edible wild plants are used to reduce food insecurity, and the diversity of edible wild plants is studied from a global perspective.

In developing countries, a significant obstacle to human survival is the increasing gap between food availability and the growing human population. Food insecurity results in less consumption of fruits and vegetables and leads to mineral and vitamin deficiency for individuals in these regions. Edible Wild plants: An alternative approach to food security focuses on growing and using wild plants in order to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition. Wild edible plants are inexpensive and are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and minerals. As the first book to specifically focus on edible wild plants and their vital role in food security and nutrition, this text is incredibly valuable to any researcher studying innovative potential solutions to food deficiency in the developing world.

About the authors

Dr. Shabnum Shaheen is an Assistant Professor at Lahore College for Women University in Lahore, Pakistan

Dr Mushtaq Ahmad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at Quaid-I Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan

Nida Haroon is a PhD scholar at Lahore College for Women University in Lahore, Pakistan

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Food Security: A Global Problem

    Shaheen, Shabnum (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Edible Wild Plants: A Solution to Overcome Food Insecurity

    Shaheen, Shabnum (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Diversity of Edible Wild Plants: Global Perspectives

    Shaheen, Shabnum (et al.)

    Pages 59-64

  • Status of Edible Wild Plants in Pakistan: Case Studies

    Shaheen, Shabnum (et al.)

    Pages 65-125

  • Nutritional Contents and Analysis of Edible Wild Plants

    Shaheen, Shabnum (et al.)

    Pages 127-133

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63037-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63036-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Edible Wild Plants: An alternative approach to food security
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63037-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63037-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63036-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 183
Number of Illustrations and Tables
107 illustrations in colour
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