Amazonian Non-Conventional Food Plants (PANCs)
PANCs is an acronym created by Valdely Ferreira Kinupp, to refer to Non Conventional Food Plants. These plants are nothing more than those vegetables that could be consumed, however they are not part of the eating habits of the population of a certain region. This includes parts of plants that are not usually eaten.
The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth. There are around 80,000 species of Amazon Rainforest plants, which grow as trees, shrubs, bushes and vines creating a wildlife-filled environment.