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Table 1 Answers categorization and values for the cultural significance sub Indexes

From: Understanding cultural significance, the edible mushrooms case

Sub index Answer Value
  B 2.5
  C 5
  D 7.5
  E 10
FUI Never 0
  Not every year 2.5
  Every year once 5
  2–3 times a year 7.5
  4 or more a year 10
  B 3.33
  C 6.67
  D 10
MFFI Do not know 0
  Always mixed in a stew with other mushrooms and meat: "amarillito con carne y hongos" 2.5
  In a stew not as its principal element, mixed with mushrooms, not with meat: "amarillito con hongos" 5
  As the principal element of a stew: pie, "quesadillas", mushrooms soup 7.5
  Cooked alone not in stew: roast, fried in butter 9
  If it is eaten raw or conserved for future consumption +1
KTI New use, discovered by itself 0
  An immigrant (near town, other Mexican state, foreigner) 2.5
  Some town people, not blood parent (husband, friend, job partner) 5
  Father or mother, and he/she did not teach it to he's sons 7.5
  Three or more generations involved (grand fathers, fathers, he/she, sons) 10
HI He/she do not eat it because can be confused with a toxic one 0
  He/she had eat it but with ill consequences 3.33
  He/she eat it with confidence, and it is healthy 6.67
  He/she eat it because it is good to health (give strong, mind power, reconstituent, medicine) 10
EI He/she do not sell or buy it 0
  He/she have sell or buy it occasionally at low prices 3.33
  He/she have sell or buy it regularly 6.67
  He/she have sell or buy it at high prices 10
  1. PAI: Perceived Abundance Index; FUI: Frequency of Use Index; TSAI: Taste Score
  2. Appreciation Index; MFFI: Multifunctional Food Index; KTI: Knowledge Transmission Index; HI: Health
  3. Index; EI: Economic Index.