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Endogenous knowledge of four leafy vegetables used by rural populations in benin.
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PMID:  22292710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Leafy vegetables are sources of diet diversification and could contribute to food and nutritional security in African rural areas. However, in some places, little is known about if, how, and why leafy vegetables are consumed. Processing and preservation methods, food forms, and consumption determinants of four leafy vegetables (Sesamum radiatum, Ceratotheca sesamoïdes, Acmella uliginosa and Justicia tenella), known to contribute to the diet of rural populations in the Center and Northern parts of Benin, were investigated. Three hundred randomly selected households were investigated, using rapid appraisal and quantitative survey methods, descriptive statistics and correspondence analysis. Processing methods to prepare sauces varied depending on sociocultural groups. Cooking of fresh leaves predominated, while sun drying was the usual practice of preserving these leafy vegetables. Consumption frequencies were associated with sociocultural groups, food habits, and availability in living areas.
Carole N A Vihotogbe-Sossa; Noël H Akissoe; Victor B Anihouvi; Bonaventure C Ahohuendo; Adam Ahanchede; Ambaliou Sanni; D Joseph Hounhouigan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology of food and nutrition     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1543-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecol Food Nutr     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0315073     Medline TA:  Ecol Food Nutr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques , Université d'Abomey-Calavi , Cotonou , Bénin.
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