Wild edible plant use in Tshopo district, DR Congo

Data from Oriental Province, northeast Congo (26 % rural, 74% urban*) Agro ecological zone is Tropics lowland, warm, farming system is Forest Based Research objectif: to assess the contribution of wild foods to diets in Kisangani and a rural Turumbu village Yaoseko)
Data were collected using a 24 hour dietary intake recall, interviewer administered, portion sizes were assessed using photographs, price-weight conversion list, and direct measurements. Food composition data used was DR Congo (Degroote, 1965), complemented with data from Tanzania (Lukmanji, 2008) and USDA (2015). Food consumed were identified up to the species level. Herbarium specimens of wild plants were collected and identified using local flore references in herbarium of Yangambi (DR Congo) and Brussels (Belgium). food composition tables are De Groote V (1966)