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Table 2 Number and percentage of wild food species and of use reports (UR) among food- categories at the survey sites

From: Traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal): a comparative study

Number of species (Nsp)
Food-Category SAN CAU PIL PIC CPO MON Total
Vegetables 5 17% 2 10% 7 21% 14 25% 16 28% 16 31% 31 32%
Fruits 10 33% 7 33% 13 38% 28 51% 22 39% 9 18% 32 33%
Seasonings 3 10% 3 14% 2 6% 3 5% 4 7% 14 27% 14 14%
Herbal teas 4 13% 3 14% 6 18% 6 11% 8 14% 13 25% 16 16%
Liqueurs 7 23% 4 19% 6 18% 12 22% 8 14% 11 22% 22 23%
Flowers 1 3% 1 5% 2 6% 2 4% 5 9% 2 4% 8 8%
Subterranean organs 2 7% 1 5% 2 6% 4 7% 4 7% 1 2% 5 5%
Total 30a 107% 21a 100% 34a 112% 55a 125% 57a 118% 51a 129% 97a 132%
Number of use reports (NUR)
Food-Category SAN CAU PIL PIC CPO MON Total
Vegetables 24 20% 6 5% 46 21% 44 8% 103 22% 205 24% 428 18%
Fruits 43 36% 51 45% 84 39% 313 55% 221 47% 167 20% 861 37%
Seasonings 11 9% 17 15% 17 8% 40 7% 37 8% 270 32% 392 17%
Herbal teas 11 9% 15 13% 33 15% 96 17% 40 8% 108 13% 303 13%
Liqueurs 23 19% 19 17% 27 12% 60 11% 32 7% 89 10% 250 11%
Flowers 5 4% 2 2% 5 2% 6 1% 23 5% 10 1% 51 2%
Subterranean organs 4 3% 4 4% 6 3% 11 2% 17 4% 5 1% 47 2%
Total 121 100% 114 100% 218 100% 570 100% 473 100% 854 100% 2332 100%
  1. SAN: Sanabria, Spain; CAU: Caurel, Spain; PIL: Piloña, Spain; PIC: Picos de Europa, Spain; CPO: Campoo, Spain; MON: Montesinho, Portugal.
  2. a A species may be listed in several categories, so these figures may be not the sum of the column. The higher the difference in total percentage over 100%, the more species used in several food categories.