Changes in the Use of Wild Food Plants in Estonia

18th - 21st Century

  • Renata Sõukand
  • Raivo Kalle

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Plant Science book series (BRIEFSPLANT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Renata Sõukand, Raivo Kalle
    Pages 1-4
  3. Renata Sõukand, Raivo Kalle
    Pages 5-11
  4. Renata Sõukand, Raivo Kalle
    Pages 13-17
  5. Renata Sõukand, Raivo Kalle
    Pages 19-28
  6. Renata Sõukand, Raivo Kalle
    Pages 29-136
  7. Renata Sõukand, Raivo Kalle
    Pages 137-143
  8. Renata Sõukand, Raivo Kalle
    Pages 159-161
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 163-172

About this book


This book is a systematized overview of wild edible plants eaten in the territory of present Estonia, with a focus on the systematic changes within the field. Starting in the end of 18th century, when the first data was published, the text is an extended version and compilation of articles on the subject published by Drs. Kalle and Sõukand and includes unpublished fieldwork results. This work covers changes and tendencies not covered previously due to the limits of article length. Included in this data is a general overview table containing all used plant taxa, parts used and purposes of use. More details on specific food-uses are provided in separate chapters analysing dynamics of changes of the importance of wild plants within the specific food category.


Estonian Ethnobotany Ethnomedicine Food Culture Wild Food Plants Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Authors and affiliations

  • Renata Sõukand
    • 1
  • Raivo Kalle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of FolkloristicsEstonian Literary MuseumTartuEstonia
  2. 2.Department of FolkloristicsEstonian Literary MuseumTartuEstonia

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