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From the PublisherWhile primarily written for researchers, manufacturers, and producers, much of the information is applicable to others, such as public health educators, nutritionists, dieticians, and business entrepreneurs. The healthful properties in vegetables and fruits shown in this superb book can help prevent disease and make people's lives healthier. This title is an authoritative, comprehensive, and informative reference tool. It is highly recommended for public and academic libraries.
—Fu Zhuo, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, in Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 10:80, 2009
Vegetables and Fruits presents detailed information on more than 200 fruits and vegetables. It lists the nutrients and the medicinal value each food was used for over the years by different cultures around the world. The chemical components are cross-referenced to the foods they are contained in, making it easy to locate. Excellent research was done by the author to put all this valuable information together. Vegetables and Fruits will prove to be an invaluable source to refer to by seasoned researchers as well as students first starting out. Well organized and easy to understand by everyone.
—MAKING SCENTS, 2010
… lists over 200 fruits and vegetables with a highly complete listing outlining each piece of produce’s protein, minerals, flavonoid contents and more- quite literally everything and anything one would wish to know.
—James A. Cox in Midwest Book Review, 2008
This book is clearly a reference on nutritional and therapeutic components found in fruits and vegetables. The list given is enormous and is certainly not limited to the use of fruits and vegetables in the United States. ... by thumbing through the book you will be convinced that consuming a diversity of fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit.
—Joost Bogemans, Intellicrops, Ninove, Belgium, in Economic Botany, 2009, 63(2)