Herbaceous plants often associated with the botanical family of Poaceae. This group of plants occupies all types of environments, preferably open ecosystems (forming dense formations, such as grasslands, savannahs and steppes), but also undergrowth, humid places, sandy and rural environments. In the human history these plants assume considerable economic importance as some genera represent some of the first crops.
Group of herbaceous, shrubby and arboreal plants included in the Fabaceae botanical family. The family includes more than 650 genera with over 18000 species and has an exceptionally wide diffusion, extended to all continents. The seeds are enclosed within a legume, this is one of the characteristics common to the whole botanical family. The term "pulses" commonly refers to the edible seeds of many species.
Group of arboreal/shrubby plants that grows in the Mediterranean and temperate woods of Europe and the Near East. These species produce edible fruits (dry or fresh) and have been used since the Paleolithic. In addition to their exploitaiton as food source, some fruits may have been used for medical purposes and craft activities.