Plants in Human Nutrition

Plants in Human Nutrition

by Artemis P. Simopoulos
     
 

This volume, Plants in Human Nutrition, reflects research advances and the recognition by the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and the agricultural communities that plant foods not only represent the major source of nutrients for humans, but also contain 'protective factors' against chronic diseases, coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The selected topics include… See more details below

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This volume, Plants in Human Nutrition, reflects research advances and the recognition by the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and the agricultural communities that plant foods not only represent the major source of nutrients for humans, but also contain 'protective factors' against chronic diseases, coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The selected topics include plants that have some or all of the following characteristics: they are excellent sources of [omega]3 fatty acids; are rich sources of antioxidant vitamins ([alpha]-tocopherol, ascorbate, [beta]-carotene); contain high amounts of glutathione; are rich in fiber; are high in protein content; and can grow in arid climates. Plants in Human Nutrition should be of interest to those involved in food production, industrial and agricultural development, and sustainable agriculture, including scientists who are students of human evolution and development. Specifically, botanists, experimental biologists, agronomists, food technologists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, physicians, economists, policy makers, and anthropologists will discover their collective contribution in furthering human health and sustainable agriculture, and having a positive impact on the environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783805561013
Publisher:
Karger, S. Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Series:
World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Microalgae as a Source of [omega]3 Fatty Acids1
Nutritional Value of the Alga Spirulina32
Purslane in Human Nutrition and Its Potential for World Agriculture47
Sweet Lupins in Human Nutrition75
Barley Foods and Their Influence on Cholesterol Metabolism89
The Nopal: A Plant of Manifold Qualities109

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