1.2- Edible plants on the World There are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world yet fewer than 20 species now provide 90% of our food. However, there are hundreds of less well-known edible plants from all around the world that are both delicious and nutritious. Many of the edible plants and edible wild plants that are included in local food baskets have both therapeutic and dietary functions. Such medicinal foods have been part of Eastern medicinal theories since ancient times and have recently received attention in the USA and Europe within the fields of functional foods, neutraceuticals and phyto-nutrients. It is my belief that plants can provide people with the majority of their needs, in a way that cares for the planet’s health. This Website describes all kinds of Edible plants in Vietnam and how to use them.