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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Before berchwmia laboratory analysis of fruit, the species was identified through focus group discussions and field observations. The Analysis of Nutrients in Foods. It is also found in Sudan and Ethiopia.

Berchemia discolor

How to cite this article: It flowers in summer, from October to January. The major habitats for B.

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Different human groups living in similar or slightly different environments especially near natural forests and dryland woodland beechemia savannas use different basket of species from wild edible plants Turner et al. Fairly fast growing when young. Associated indigenous knowledge and implications to food security.

Contribution of WEPs to household food security and maintenance begchemia biodiversity: The nutrients contents of fruits contents significantly varied vary for all variables analysed except for copper Cu and Condensed Tannin CT Table 5.

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It can be easily propagated from seed. Knowledge of the effects of anthropogenic factors and land bechemia changes will also help the future management interventions.

Retrieved from ” https: Moreover, the high vitamin C indicates the potential that consumption of the fruits can enhance metallic nutrients absorption such as iron. Two grams of dried sample in duplicates were weighed into a porous thimble and its mouth plugged with cotton. An attitude is suggested to allow choices from the potentially available biodiversity of a set of species that are acceptable within a group and have acquired status within small human communities over time Turner et al.


Organic Carbon OC in the fruit was calculated using formula: Thus, land use had significant effect on the nutritional content of B. Relative frequency and densities in Boosat districts are Widespread from Yemen, Somalia and Eritrea to South Africa in semi-arid bushland, wooded grassland as well as riverine vegetation, 0—1, m.

But the vitamin C content was often high and sometimes extremely high. Second interim report of the inter-departmental committee. The fruits were ground into fine powder partly using bercheia and mortar and F micro plant disco,or machine to fine particles and sieved through a mesh sieve of 1 mm.

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, Vitamin C determination by iodine titration.

Essential nutrient content of Berchemia discolor across land uses: Hence, there is a need to reverse the underutilization of the species by informing policy using research finding on the use, management and nutrient content of the species Fentahun and Hager, In terms of food taste, key informants from 6 study sites B. Comparison of means of nutrient contents of the fruit trees across land berchemiq systems: Towards a global survey of pastoral communities and conflict.

Berchemia discolor – Wikispecies

The dried fruits and seeds were cooled in a desiccator and weighed. It is frost sensitive, therefore suitable for the frost free areas. Cookies help us deliver our services. Therefore, there is a need to support the local communities to properly utilize the species to enhance the adapting capacity to food insecurity and climate change in drylands. A 10 cm long cell was used and concentration of each element in the sample was calculated on percentage of dry matteri.


Nutritive values of selected species. 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 discolro land use, giving a total of 4 replicates.

Wild plants are nutritious having adequate diwcolor nutrients. The percentage loss in weight was expressed as percentage moisture content. The fruit is rich in valuable nutrients and is accessible year-round with significant overlap of fruit abundance at times of acute food and nutritional scarcity Johns and Eyzaguirre, Mineral elements and phosphorus were determined in dry matter basis. The study objective was to determine nutritional value of fruit of Berchemia discolor and analyse the use and management verchemia and associated indigenous knowledge.

The richness and diversity of diacolor foods, their contributions to local economies and their diverse modes of preparation are emphasized. Although, there is no single plant that can provide all adequate level of nutrients required by human being, yet the wild food plants contain many essential nutrients like carbohydrate, protein, ash, crude fibre and moisture content Emmanuel et al.