Economic Botany

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 2–14 | Cite as

Ethnobotanical studies on wild edible fruits in southern yunnan: Folk names; nutritional value and uses

  • Chen Jin
  • Su Yin-Chun
  • Chen Gui-Qin
  • Wang Wen-Dun


The climate of Yunnan province ranges from humid tropical to subtropical. Wild edible fruits form an important dietary component of the ethnic groups in the south of Yunnan Province, which is famous for its rich diversity in both biological resources and ethnic culture, and A list of 123 different fruits is presented, which includes the folk names used by Dai, Hani, Bulang, Jinuo, and others; distribution; uses and the nutritional contents of 52 different species (edible part percentage, moisture, total sugar, titratable acid, vitamin C, crude fat, crude fiber, starch, and soluble tannin).


China southern Yunnan wild edible fruits ethnobany nutritional contents 

Ethnobotanische studien Über native, eβbare frÜchte im sÜdlichen yunnan: namen der lokalen bevölkerung; wert für die ernÄhrung und ihr nutzen


Dieses Papier behandelt die wilden, e²baren Früchte, welche von den ethnischen Gruppen im SÜden der Yunnan Provinz genutzt werden. Diese Region in China ist gut bekannt für ihre hohe Diversität in den Bereichen biologische Ressourcen und ethnologische Kultur. Das Klima variiert von tropisch humid bis subtropisch. Es wird ein Liste mit 123 verschiedenen Früchten vorgestellt, welche die Namen der lokalen Bevölkerung beinhaltet (wie die der Dai, Hanim, Bulang, Jinuo etc.), ebenso Verteilung und Gebrauchsart. Au²erdem werden zu 52 Arten Angaben Über die ernährungsphysiologischen Zusammensetzung gemacht (eβbarer Teil in Gewichtsprozent, Wassergehalt, Zuckergehalt, tritierbare Säuren, Vitamin C-Gehalt, Fettgehalt, Ballaststoffgehalt, Stärkegehalt, lös-licher Tanningehalt).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Jin
    • 1
  • Su Yin-Chun
    • 1
  • Chen Gui-Qin
    • 1
  • Wang Wen-Dun
    • 1
  1. 1.Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of SciencesMengla County, Yunnan ProvincePeople’s Republic of China

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