Food Plants of the World

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Food Plants of the World: Identification, Culinary Uses and Nutritional Value
Ben-Erik van Wyk

Plants and plant-derived products make up the bulk of what we eat and drink every day, and people often wonder where their favourite food or drink comes from. This scientifically accurate photographic guide provides quick and informative answers.

'Food Plants of the World' is a comprehensive overview of the plants that provide us with food, beverages, spices and flavours. It is written in easy to understand language but gives accurate scientific information on the plants and their uses. This expanded and revised edition of the book includes: Descriptions of more than 400 food and flavour plants and their close relatives, including origin, history, cultivation, harvesting, properties and culinary uses. More than 1000 excellent full-colour photographs, showing the plants, flowers and useable plant parts. Introductory chapters on cereals, pulses (legumes), nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs, sugar plants, beverages, spices and flavourings. Interesting facts about the historical and contemporary uses of the various plant-derived products. A checklist of more than 800 of the most important and well-known food plants of the world.

Dimensions: H 24cm x W 17cm

ISBN: 9781486311668

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

Publication Date: 2019

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 520