Banana: an essential traditional crop on Pohnpei



  • Chapter Authors : Englberger, L.; Lorens, A.; Levendusky, A.; Daniells, J.

  • Document type : Book section

  • Year of publication : 2009

  • Book title : Ethnobotany of Pohnpei: plants, people, and Island culture

  • Editors : Balik,

  • Publisher(s) : The New York Botanical Garden; University of Hawai'i Press

  • Place of publication : New York, USA

  • Pages : 89-131

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : Ethnobotany of Pohnpei examines the relationship between plants, people, and traditional culture on Pohnpei, one of the four island members of the Federated States of Micronesia. The chapter on the banana focuses focuses on information obtained from the main island of Pohnpei, where the crop grows best and is at its most diverse. However, banana is also highly valued on Pohnpei atolls. The authors also discuss the results of nutritional studies of other local foods, as they are interlinked as part of the traditional Pohnpeian diet.

  • Keywords : CAROTENOIDS; HUMAN NUTRITION; VITAMIN A; ETHNOBOTANY; MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF)

  • Open access : No

  • Document on publisher's site : close View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN140212


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