Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Contribution to the inventory of some spontaneous food plants used as ingredients of typical sauces: Case of daloa, central West of Côte d'Ivoire
Author(s): Dally Theodor, Soko Dago Faustin, Coulibaly Sindou, Ouattara Howele, Meité Alassane Kati-Coulibaly Séraphin
Abstract: An ethnobotanic survey, aiming at making a list of wild food plants still present in the Haut-Sassandra region (central west) of Côte d’Ivoirre, was among the rurals and cytadins population. Their geographical distribution extends throughout the whole Ivorian territory from North to South via the Center (the Baoulé V) and from East to West. Some food plants come from Central wes were list. A total of 25 citations of plants were recorded, usig in different typicals food recipes. Many ethnobotanical works emphasize their importance as food and medicine and their interests for the indigenous populations of these regions. Their vernacular name and scientific name were revealed. Unfortunately, there is little systematic research on the physiological influence of these plants. Their health impact is also insufficiently highlighted, revealing only the presumptuous quality of this natural resource. Studies of total physicochemical analysis (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, ash and minerals), biometrics and histopathology clearly may be reveal their nutritional qualities. This study popularize and provides a better understanding of the value and possible dissemination of this abundant local resource of spontaneous plants in the consumption of the people of Haut-Sassandra, Côte d'Ivoire, in order to cope with the many noncommunicable diseases that occur in our regions (Daloa).