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Top 100 Exotic Food Plants

By: Ernest Small

658 pages, 202 b/w illustrations, 7 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Aug 2011 | #191116 | ISBN-13: 9781439856864
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About this book

This book provides extensive information on food plants including their description, history, and economic as well as social importance. It includes a culinary portrait of each plant detailing food uses and lending practical information on storage, preparation, and potential toxicity. The text provides information on the names of especially important foods prepared from the plants and on a variety of related culinary words, phrases, and terms. It contains notable and interesting scientific or technological observations and accomplishments that complement the main text. Finally, it provides selected references to books and articles on the subject of each chapter and presents references to food preparation using the particular plant in question.


Common Name Guide to Exotic Food Plants Discussed in Detail
Scientific Name Guide to Exotic Food Plants Discussed in Detail
Executive Summary
Statistical Summary and Format of Presentation for the 100 Exotic Food Plants
Detailed Information on Exotic Food Plants (100 chapters, alphabetizedm by common name, from Akee to Zedoary; see Common Name Guide)
Sources of Illustrations Presented in This Book
Selected Literature on Exotic Food Crops

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Dr. Ernest Small received a doctorate in plant evolution from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1969, and has since been employed with the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, where he presently holds the status of Principal Research scientist. He is the author of eleven books and over 300 scientific publications on plants.

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