Ethnobiology

Local Food Plants of Brazil

Editors: Jacob, Michelle, Albuquerque, Ulysses Paulino (Eds.)

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  • Broadens understanding of basic theories on the interrelationship between Biodiversity and Food and Nutrition Security 
  • Equips readers a significant set of nutritional data on Brazilian food plants
  • Explains methods of learning and teaching Brazilian food plants through artificial intelligence, workshops, and social media, among others
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About this book

There has been growing academic interest in local food plants. This is a subject that lies at the frontiers of knowledge of various areas, such as environmental sciences, nutrition, public health, and humanities. To date, however, we do not have a book bringing these multi-disciplinary perspectives to bear on this complex field. 
This book presents the current state of knowledge on local Brazilian food plants through a multidisciplinary approach, including an overview of food plants in Brazil, as well as comprehensive nutritional data. It compiles basic theories on the interrelationship between biodiversity and food and nutrition security, as well as ethnobotanical knowledge of local Brazilian food plants. Additionally, this title provides various methods of learning and teaching the subject, including through social media, artificial intelligence, and through workshops, among others.

About the authors

Prof. Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque received his Ph.D. in biology in 2001 from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil. He is Full Professor of the Department of Botany at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil. In 2011, he led the founding of new Ph.D. program in Ethnobiology and Nature Conservation. Albuquerque has published around 316 journal articles, 200 chapter’s book and edited or authored 50 books (including new editions and translations).  Albuquerque has served as editor of various peer-reviewed journals, and in 2011 co-founded the journal Ethnobiology and Conservation as Co-Editor-in-Chief.

Prof. Michelle Jacob is a professor in the Nutrition Department and the postgraduate program of Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. She is the founder of LabNutrir (www.nutrir.com.vc), a community garden laboratory in an undergraduate nutrition program that brings together local plants and people. The United Nations in 2018 recognized the LabNutrir as a reference in the application of the Right to Food Guidelines, especially guideline 11, i.e., education and awareness-raising. Dr. Jacob's research interests relate to food and nutrition security, sustainable diets, ethnonutrition, and food systems.


Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Biodiversity Towards Sustainable Food Systems: Four Arguments

    Pages 3-18

    Jacob, Michelle Cristine Medeiros (et al.)

  • Biodiversity, Ethno-diversity and Food Cultures: Towards More Sustainable Food Systems and Diet

    Pages 19-28

    Poulain, Jean Pierre

  • Unconventional Food Plants: Food or Medicine?

    Pages 29-47

    Ferreira Júnior, Washington Soares (et al.)

  • Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition: Promoting Brazilian Underutilized Edible Plants into Food and Nutrition Security National Policies

    Pages 51-64

    Moura de Oliveira Beltrame, Daniela (et al.)

  • Bioactive Potential of Brazilian Plants Used as Food with Emphasis on Leaves and Roots

    Pages 65-87

    Mügge, Fernanda L. B. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Food Plants of Brazil
Editors
  • Michelle Jacob
  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
Series Title
Ethnobiology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69139-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69139-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69138-7
Series ISSN
2365-7553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 417
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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