India is well known for its “Indus-Vedic” cultural heritage. Wild edible plants or weeds are extensively utilised in the daily diet in various regions of India. Wild edible plants/weeds are critical for the sustenance of tribal communities in a form of food material and also as a source of income like timber and so on. With a vision of erasing the gap in traditional knowledge regarding utility of wild plant species and tapping the concealed potential resources for proper utilization, exploitation, and nutritive evaluation. The present study represents food potential of some traditional wild edible plants/ weeds in Aurangabad District Maharashtra.
Keywords : Wild Edible Weeds, Local Markets, Traditional Knowledge, Nutritional Value.