Berchemia discolor is a shrub or a tree m high; with a straight bole; rough, dark grey bark that flakes longitudinally; dense, rounded crown; slash yellow. Berchemia discolor. Authority, Hemsl. Family, Magnoliopsida:Rosidae: Rhamnales:Rhamnaceae. Synonyms. Common names. Editor. Ecocrop code, Widespread from Yemen, Somalia and Eritrea to South Africa in semi-arid bushland, wooded grassland as well as riverine vegetation, 0–1,

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The results of the current study of B. For our ancestors, fruit contributed to the required ‘mix’ of energy food, protein, minerals, vitamins and gums, fibre and phytochemicals.

However, the potential nutritional contribution of wild fruits to the people diets remains largely underutilized. They are climbing dsicolor or small to medium-sized trees that occur in AfricaAsia and the Americas.

It tolerates drought but is not resistant to frost or cold wind. Herding on the brink: Averaged pooled summary of values for B. Drylands have a multitude of livelihood problems where food insecurity is one of the serious impediments.

Micro-Kjeldahl was used to determine the nitrogen content of the samples. Views Read View source View history. Sandy, Loam Flowering season: Berchemia floribunda Berchemia formosana Berchemia giraldiana Berchemia hirtella H. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

The major socio-cultural value of a tree is in maintaining traditional lifestyles building and furnishing houses, traditional celebrationsproviding important secondary forest products and medicine and aesthetic practices Guinad and Lemessa, ; Teklehaymanot and Giday, The study objective was to determine nutritional value of fruit of Berchemia discolor and analyse the use and management practices and associated indigenous knowledge.


In traditional medicine, the juice from the fruit is used to treat bleeding gums. Indigenous people perception on plant uses bberchemia threats: This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat Study report in south Ethiopia by Balemie and Kebebew strongly support this result.

Manual of Analysis of Fruit and Vegetables Products. It grows herchemia in various climates, from semi-arid areas to areas receiving rainfall in 4 years out of 5.

Ecosystem conservation coupled with management of the didcolor of key social groups. Importance of biodiversity for first people of British Columbia. Semiarid people of east Shewa have developed various mechanisms of adaptation to climate change. Google QR Code Generator. It is found scattered in semi-desert grassland, open woodland or at lower altitudes along river valleys, especially on termite mounds.

Wild foods provide diversity of nutrients in the diet of many households, especially in semi-arid and humid tropics Feyssa et al. Wild plants are nutritious having adequate vital nutrients. Home Find plant View crop. Click here to register. Therefore it can significantly contribute to human nutrition and ecosystem services to enhance human wellbeing.

Djscolor importance of non-timber forest products in rural livelihood security and as safety nets: Contributions to food and healthcare security of the semiarid people. For each replicate sample from the study sites, all dried sub-samples were pooled together and each composite sample from the localities were analysed in duplicate per land use, giving a total of 4 replicates.

The dye is used by basket makers. Search in Google Scholar. Preference ranking of B. December Dizcolor how and when to remove this template message. The nutrients contents of fruits contents significantly varied vary for all variables analysed except for copper Cu and Condensed Tannin CT Table 5. According to Raimondo et al. Comparison of means of nutrient contents of the fruit trees disclor land use systems: University of Pennslvania African Discllor Center.


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They adapt partly to food shortage by using natural resources. Both transhumance bercuemia settled farmers make their living in the semiarid parts of east Shewa, Ethiopia.

Two grams of dried sample in duplicates were weighed into a porous thimble and its mouth plugged with cotton. In most parts of the world people continued to rely on wild plants from natural habitats to get a major portion of their food Turner et al. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet?

Nutritional Value of Berchemia discolor: A Potential to Food and Nutrition Security of Households

The multiple uses of B. The Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology.

Mineral elements and phosphorus were determined in dry matter basis. It provides berchejia in terms of nutrition, income generation, fuel wood, timber, fodder and medicine. It is planted as an ornamental and is an effective shade tree and can also be used as a windbreak.