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Top 100 Food Plants: The World's Most Important Culinary Crops

By: Ernest Small

636 pages, Illus

NRC Research Press

Paperback | Dec 2009 | #178360 | ISBN-13: 9780660198583
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NHBS Price: £21.99 $27/€25 approx

About this book

This monograph reviews scientific and technological information about the world's major food plants and their culinary uses. An introductory chapter discusses nutritional and other fundamental scientific aspects of plant foods. The 100 main chapters deal with a particular species or group of species. All categories of food plants are covered, including cereals, oilseeds, fruits, nuts, vegetables, legumes, herbs, spices, beverage plants and sources of industrial food extracts.

Information is provided on scientific and common names, appearance, history, economic and social importance, food uses (including practical information on storage and preparation), as well as notable curiosities. There are more than 3000 literature citations in the book and the text is complemented by over 250 illustrations.

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