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Table 4 Number and percentage of wild edible plants and of use report (UR) among food-categories at the survey sites.

From: Traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used in Palestine (Northern West Bank): A comparative study

Number of species (Nsp)
Food category N* Q J T S Total
Vegetables 44 65% 44 69% 32 62% 21 58% 30 64% 53 69.74%
Herbal tea 21 31% 13 20% 10 19% 12 33% 12 26% 27 35.53%
Seasoning 15 22% 11 17% 10 19% 9 25% 13 28% 20 26.32%
Fruits 13 19% 12 19% 10 19% 6 17% 7 15% 16 21.05%
Food decoration 4 6% 2 3% 5 10% 2 6% 1 2% 8 10.53%
Food preservation 2 3% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 2.63%
Total 68 146% 64 128% 52 129% 36 139% 47 134% 76 165.79%
Number of use reports (NUR)
Food category N Q J T S Total
Vegetables 561 53% 501 65% 171 66% 148 54% 165 48% 1588 55.4%
Herbal tea 249 23% 78 10% 21 8% 65 24% 53 15% 476 16.6%
Seasoning 125 12% 72 9% 31 12% 39 14% 83 24% 394 13.7%
Fruits 114 11% 117 15% 27 10% 19 7% 40 12% 321 11.2%
Food decoration 9 1% 2 0% 8 3% 4 1% 4 1% 81 2.8%
Food preservation 9 1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 9 0.3%
Total 1067 100% 770 100% 258 100% 275 100% 345 100% 2869 100%
  1. *N, Nablus; Q, Qalqilia; J, Jenin; T, Tulkarm; S, Salfit.