Tropical Wild Vegetables in Yunnan, China

中国云南热带野生蔬菜

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Author: Xu Youkai and Liu Hongmao
Language: Chinese
Published on: 2002-01
Hardcover

Wild vegetables are organic foods because they grow in mountains or wild fields without pollution. They contain many nutrients such as dietary fibre, mineral elements and microelements. Wild vegetables are richer in proteins, amino acids, vitamins and tasty than cultivated vegetables. Wild vegetables also better resist disases and pests. They are important gene pools for breeding new and special vegetables too.
This book deals with tropical new and special vegetables in Yunnan, China. It contins two parts. Part I introduces wild vegetables in general and contains six chapters. Chapter 1 to chaptr 3 entails research, utilization and ethnobotany on wild vegetables in China. Nutrients and healthy functions of wild vegetables are described in Chapter 4. the cultivation, the eating methods and processing technology are introduced in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 presnts th ovrview of tropical wild vegetables in Yunnan, China.
Part II has color photos describing each species of wild vegetables, including morphology, distribution, edibility, collecting season, cooking mthods, nutrint contents and medicine. There are 149 species in total, arranged according to their edible part; 25 species in the flower group; 15 species in the fruit group; 64 herb species and 37 woody species which use the young stem and leaf; 4 species in bamboo shoot group and 4 species in foot and tuber group.



Part I: Wild Vegetables in General
1. Definition and Classification of wild Vegetables
2. Research and Utilization of Wild Vegetables in China
3. Ethnobotany of wild Vegetables
4. Nutrition and Function of Wild Vegetables
5. Cultivation, Edibility and Processing of Wild Vegetables
6. Tropical Wild Vegetables in Yunnan, China

Part II: Discussion on Each Species

Chapter 1 : Flower Group
1. Acanthaceae
2. Apocynaceae
3. Bignoniaceae
4. Bombacaceae
5. Caesalpiniaceae
6. Liliacae
7. Lythraceae
8. Malvaceae
9. Musaceae
10. Nymphaeacae
11. Oleaceae
12. Papilionacae
13. Punicaceae
14. Vrbenaceae
15. Zingibracae

Chapter 2: Fruit Group
16. Anacardiaceae
17. Apocynaceae
18. Bignoniaceae
19. Burseraceae
20. Caricaceae
21. Cucurbitaceae
22. Palmae
23. Papilionaceae
24. Solanaceae
25. Zingiberaceae

Chapter 3: Young Stem and Leaf of Herbs Group
26. Amaranthaceae
27. Araceae
28. Athyriaceae
29. Balsaminaceae
30. Begoniaceae
31. Chenopodiaceae
32. Commelinaceae
33. Compositae
34. Convolvulaceae
35. Cruciferae
36. Cucurbitacea
37. Euphorbiaceae
38. Gramineae
39. Labiatae
40. Liliaceae
41. Lobeliaceae
42. Marsileaceae
43. Menispermaceae
44. Oxalidacae
45. Passifloraceae
46. Piperaceae
47. Polygonaceae
48. Pontederiaceae
49. Portulacaceae
50. Pteridiaceae
51. Sauruaceae
52. Scrophulariaceae
53. Smilacaceae
54. Solanaceae
55. Sphenocleaceae
56. Taccaceae
57. Umbelliferae
58. Vitaceae
59. Zingiberaceae

Chapter 4: Young Stem and Leaf of Woody Group
60. Anacardiaceae
61. Araliaceae
62. Apocynaceae
63. Asclepiadaceae
64. Caesalpiniaceae
65. Capparidaceae
66. Celastraceae
67. Cycadaceae
68. Erythropalaceae
69. Euphorbiaceae
70. Lauraceae
71. Meliaceae
72. Mimosaceae
73. Moraceae
74. Myrsinaceae
75. Palmae
76. Rubiaceae
77. Rutaceae
78. Sapindaceae
79. Simaroubaceae
80. Theaceae
81. Verbenaceae

Chapters 5: Bamboo shoot Group
82. Gramineae

Chapter 6: Root and Tuber Group
83. Dioscoreaceae
84. Euphorbiaceae
85. Papilionaceae
86. Araceae



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