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This book is a photographic guide to the best-known and most commonly used food plants of the world.  It includes more than 350 different plants that are sources of cereals, nuts, fruits, vegetables, beverages, sugars and starches, cooking herbs, spices and flavours.  It is intended to provide quick answers to a wide range of questions about food plants-how to identify them, how to use them in cooking and their nutritional value.  For each plant, a short scientifically accurate summary is given tof the characteristics of the plant, its origin and history, the parts that are used, brief notes on cultivation and harvesting and especially the culinary uses and nutritional value.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Times Editions-Marshall Cavendish
  • ISBN-10: 9812611657
  • Dewey Decimal: 581.632
  • ECHO Library: 581.632 VAN