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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Nutritional and toxic substances from leaves of four wild food plants consumed by the riparian population of Yoko forest reserve in Ubundu Territory in the province of Tshopo (DR Congo)


[ Substances nutritives et toxiques des feuilles de quatre plantes alimentaires sauvages consommées par la population rivéraine de la reserve forestière de la Yoko, territoire Ubundu en province de la Tshopo (RD Congo) ]

Volume 21, Issue 2, September 2017, Pages 298–305

 Nutritional and toxic substances from leaves of four wild food plants consumed by the riparian population of Yoko forest reserve in Ubundu Territory  in the province of Tshopo (DR Congo)

E. Solomo1, C. Termote2, W.B. Tchatchambe3, T.B. Malombo4, L. Katusi5, and D. Dhed’a6

1 Departement des sciences Biotechnologiques, Faculté des Sciences, B.P.2012, Université de Kisangani, RD Congo
2 Bioversity International, Rome, Italy
3 Departement des sciences Biotechnologiques, Faculté des Sciences, B.P.2012, Université de Kisangani, RD Congo
4 Centre de la surveillance de la biodiversité, Faculté des sciences, B.P. 2012, Université de Kisangani, RD Congo
5 Département d’Écologie et Gestion des Ressources Végétales, Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 2012 Kisangani, Université de Kisangani, RD Congo
6 Departement des sciences Biotechnologiques, Faculté des Sciences, B.P.2012, Université de Kisangani, RD Congo

Original language: French

Received 15 February 2017

Copyright © 2017 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


A study on the nutritional and toxic substances from leaves of four wild food plants consumed by the riparian population of Yoko forest reserve in Ubundu Territory in the Tshopo province of the Democratic Republic of Congo was made before cooking. It appears from this study that these berries may constitute dietary supplements of value as regards the crude protein, fat, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and vitamins. However, many of these plants may also contain toxic substances (nitrites, nitrates and cyanides) or undesirable substances (alkaloids, tannins, sterols and terpenes). All these results justify the use of these plants by the riparian population of Yoko forest reserve in Ubundu Territory in the province of Tshopo.

Author Keywords: Alchornea cordifolia, Cercestis congensis, Costus lucanusianus, Manniophyton fulvum, Wild food plants, Nutritional, Toxic.


Abstract: (french)


Une étude sur la composition en substances nutritive et toxique des feuilles de quatre plantes alimentaires sauvages consommées par la population riveraine de la réserve forestière de la Yoko, territoire d’Ubundu dans la province de la Tshopo en République Démocratique du Congo a été effectuée avant cuisson. Il ressort de cette étude que ces fruits sauvages peuvent constituer des compléments alimentaires de valeur en ce qui concerne les protéines brutes, les lipides, le calcium, le magnésium, le fer, le phosphore et les vitamines. Cependant, beaucoup de ces plantes contiennent parfois également des substances toxiques (nitrites, nitrates et cyanures) ou indésirables (alcaloïdes, tanins, stérols et terpènes). L’ensemble de ces résultats justifie la consommation de ces plantes par la population riveraine de la réserve forestière de la Yoko, territoire Ubundu en province de la Tshopo.

Author Keywords: Alchornea cordifolia, Cercestis congensis, Costus lucanusianus, Manniophyton fulvum, plantes alimentaires sauvages, nutritives, Toxique.


How to Cite this Article


E. Solomo, C. Termote, W.B. Tchatchambe, T.B. Malombo, L. Katusi, and D. Dhed’a, “Nutritional and toxic substances from leaves of four wild food plants consumed by the riparian population of Yoko forest reserve in Ubundu Territory in the province of Tshopo (DR Congo),” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 298–305, September 2017.