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Food Plants of the World: An Illustrated Guide

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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.

About the Author

Ben-Erik van Wyk is a professor of botany at the Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interest is in systematic botany and plant utilization.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927436
Author:
Van Wyk, Ben-erik
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Author:
Van Wyk, Ben-Erik
Author:
Ben-Erik van Wyk
Subject:
General
Subject:
Food crops
Subject:
Plants, useful
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Plants, edible
Subject:
Botany-General
Subject:
Plants
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in

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