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Dalia Taher, Mohamed Rakha, Srinivasan Ramasamy, Svein Solberg, and Roland Schafleitner

Cuza University. New Series, Section 2 Vegetal Biology. 60 33 42 Maundu, P. Achigan-Dako, E. Morimoto, Y. 2009 Biodiversity of African Vegetables, p. 65–104. In: C.M. Shackleton, M.W. Pasquini, and A.W. Drescher (eds.). African indigenous vegetables in

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Benard Yada, Phinehas Tukamuhabwa, Arthur Villordon, Agnes Alajo, and Robert O.M. Mwanga

Organization, 2007 ). It lies within the East African region, which is considered a secondary center of diversity for the crop where the farmers grow and maintain large numbers of different cultivars and landraces ( Mwanga et al., 2001 ; Villordon et al., 2006

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Bhimanagouda S. Patil, G.K. Jayaprakasha, and Amit Vikram

., 2009 ). Indigenous vegetables have long been a vital component of the traditional diet in Asian and African countries. In contrast, food habits in the European and American countries are centered on meat, poultry, and dairy products. Although the

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Fekadu Fufa Dinssa, Peter Hanson, Dolores R. Ledesma, Ruth Minja, Omary Mbwambo, Mansuet Severine Tilya, and Tsvetelina Stoilova

.). Plant resources of tropical Africa (PROTA) 2. Vegetables. Backhuys, Wageningen, The Netherlands Kamga, R.T. Kouame, C. Atangana, A.R. Chagomoka, T. Ndango, R. 2013 Nutritional evaluation of five African indigenous vegetables J. Hort. Res. 21 99 106 Kumar

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David R. Byrnes, Fekadu F. Dinssa, Stephen C. Weller, and James E. Simon

:// > Luoh, J.W. Begg, C.B. Symonds, R.C. Ledesma, D. Yang, R. 2014 Nutritional yield of African indigenous vegetables in water-deficient and water-sufficient conditions Food Nutr. Sci. 5 9 812 822 Masuda, H. Ishimaru, Y. Aung, M.S. Kobayashi, T

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Jules Janick

World crops with particular relevance to horticulture. Table 1. Selected crops indigenous to the New World. NEW WORLD CROPS Grains and pseudograins Various grains and pseudograins were domesticated in the New World, including maize ( Zea mays ), amaranth

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Haby Sanou, Daouda Sidibé, Adama Korbo, and Zewge Teklehaimanot

Ber, also called jujube, is found throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world ( Saran et al., 2006 ). It belongs to Rhamnaceae family. The species is one of the most ancient indigenous fruits domesticated in India. It is now extensively

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Manoj G. Kulkarni, Glendon D. Ascough, and Johannes Van Staden

growth of a crop ( Lal and Ghuman, 1989 ). The use of fire, smoke, and ash for drying and storing grains is traditionally a common practice ( Haile, 2006 ; Pierrot, 1988 ). This indigenous custom of treating grains with smoke improves germination and

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Sarah R. Schweig and Rebecca N. Brown

: Vegetables. Natl. Acad. Press, Washington, DC Oluoch, M.O. Pichop, G.N. Silué, D. Abukutsa-Onyango, M.O. Diouf, M. Shackleton, C.M. 2009 Production and harvesting systems for African indigenous vegetables, p. 145–175. In: C.M. Shackleton, M.W. Pasquini, and A

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Togo M. Traore, Deacue Fields, Floyd M. Woods, Amy N. Wright, Kenneth M. Tilt, Weidong Ke, and Yiman Liu

African American and 74% of Caucasian panelists willing to recommend lotus stir-fry. Panelists consuming fruit and vegetables daily (75%) indicated that they were willing to eat and/or recommend lotus salad again, whereas 36% of participants that consume