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This booklet has been produced by the South Pacific Commission and provides information on green leafy vegetables found and grown in the area. The booklet begins by describing the relationship between photosynthesis and the ways in which leaves utilize nutrients, and the beneficial dietary and medical role that leaves play and how they should be handled for maximum benefit. Uses to which the leaves can be put other than culinary, are also described. The book then describes 22 different types of commonly-eaten leafy vegetables, where they tend to be found and grown, the growing conditions they require and useful cooking tips. Each description is accompanied by a colour picture or line drawing and supplementary nutritional information on composition is given in graphs and tables. This useful little book should be of particular interest to agricultural, health and nutrition educationalists. 

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Publication Details

  • Published: 1992
  • Publisher: South Pacific Commission
  • ISBN-10: 9822032455
  • ISBN-13: 9789822032451
  • Dewey Decimal: 641.353
  • ECHO Library: 641.353 BAI