Food Plants of the World: An Illustrated Guide / Edition 1

Food Plants of the World: An Illustrated Guide / Edition 1

by Ben-Erik van Wyk
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Timber Press, Incorporated

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Food Plants of the World: An Illustrated Guide / Edition 1

A comprehensive survey of the plants that provide food, beverages, spices, and flavorings, this book will serve as an invaluable reference to gardeners, ethnobotanists, nutritionists, culinary professionals, dieticians, and food enthusiasts. This scientifically accurate guide will allow them to identify all the major plant-derived foods and flavors, research culinary uses, and understand their dietetic and nutritional properties. Introductory chapters cover the various categories of plant use, including cereals, pulses (legumes), nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs, sugar plants, beverages, spices, and flavorings. The core of the volume is an encyclopedic description of more than 350 food and flavor plants in use worldwide, with over 1000 color photographs. This accessible, pictorial guide is a concise source of practical information, not readily available elsewhere, and should be on every food enthusiast's bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881927436
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,230,038
Product dimensions: 6.78(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

Regions of origin8
Pulses (legumes)14
Nuts and seeds16
Culinary herbs28
Sugars, gums, gels and starches30
Spices and flavours34
The plants in alphabetical order36
Nutrients, diet and health392
Quick guide to food plants404
Further reading446
Acknowledgements and photo credits448
General Index450

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