STUDY OF WILD PLANTS GROWN IN THE COMMUNITIES NEIGHBOURING MIL

Research on wild plants was made, based on sociology studies, to verify their cultural importance for the communities surrounding MIL.

Understanding and studying the environment have been essential for us, even before opening our Cuzco's restaurant. To gain the knowledge needed, we carried out several studies with biologists, anthropologists, chefs and other experts. One of the people who helped us is Miguel López, a student at the Basque Culinary Center. By interviewing community members, he documented uses of 51 species in his thesis.

The study highlighted the use of plants such as the easily found retama, which is one of the most widely used as fuel, animal feed, human food and construction input. It also highlights other plants such as muña and huacatay, which are daily used, but in the collective imagination, their use is limited.

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Francesco D Angelo

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