ERIC Number: ED231598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
O'odham I:waki. Wild Greens of the Desert People. Sourcebook.
Meals for Millions/Freedom from Hunger Foundation, Tucson, AZ.; Save the Children, Sells, AZ.
I:waki are what the O'odham (Papago and Pima People) call young green leafy plants that they eat as cooked "greens" and serve as an important part of the traditional Papago diet. Sketches of five different kinds of i:waki are presented in the booklet to help identify the "greens." Names of each of the "greens" are given in Papago, Spanish, and English and the scientific term is included. Descriptions also include the season the "greens" are ready to pick and eat, places where the "greens" grow best, and how to use each part of the plant. Plants described are Indian Spinach, Goosefoot, Annual Salt Weed, Pig Weed, and Pusley. The next section of the booklet provides 11 recipes for wild greens, such as boiled greens, fried greens, greens stew, mustard greens wth chili, and greens dumplings. A chart is presented indicating nutrient values (calories, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and iron) in wild greens. The booklet further explains Papago sayings pertaining to wild greens and offers a special note to city dwellers about where they may get wild greens. The booklet concludes with a 14-item unannotated bibliography on the background information of wild greens. (ERB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Soil and Health Foundation, Emmaus, PA.
Authoring Institution: Meals for Millions/Freedom from Hunger Foundation, Tucson, AZ.; Save the Children, Sells, AZ.