Author: G. J. H. Grubben

Publisher: PROTA

ISBN: 9057821478

Category: Botany

Page: 667

View: 9334


Author: Roger Phillips,Martyn Rix

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9780333626405

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 270

View: 6454

This guide book covers vegetables that can be cultivated in a temperate climate, from the familiar carrot and spinach to the exotic jicama and sacred lotus. Included are cooking tips, the history, development, characteristics, and cultivation of each species, and pests and diseases.


Author: Nancy Dickmann

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 0431009619


Page: 24

View: 6054

This book gives a first introduction to vegetables.Simple comparisons are used to explore this group, and suggestions for healthy eating are offered.

Vegetables and Fruits

Nutritional and Therapeutic Values

Author: Thomas S. C. Li

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420068733

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 8123

The modern synthetic diet, formulated to appeal to our inherent attraction to sugar, salt, fats, and calories at the expense of nutrition, leaves us over-fed and under-nourished. A considerable portion of chronic human diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, appear to be related largely to a diet that is inadequate in the essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other constituents found in natural, unprocessed foods. Employing a no-nonsense, tabular format, Vegetables and Fruits: Nutritional and Therapeutic Values presents detailed information on nutritional and therapeutic constituents and their applications for more than 200 vegetables and fruits currently available in North American markets. Edited by one of the world’s best known and respected researchers, this comprehensive reference guide begins with a general introduction to essential human values such as protein, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Five tables list nutritional and therapeutic values, vitamin and mineral content, and flavonoid, isoflavone, and carotenoid presence in raw vegetables. The sixth presents uses of vegetables and fruits to maintain health and fight disease. Five appendices provide lists of scientific and English names, as well as a review of chemical compounds and their sources. Today, dietitians agree that plant foods should comprise the major part of the healthy human diet. Moreover, they have determined that fruits and vegetables are the keys to obtaining not just adequate vitamins and minerals, but a wide variety of other elements that can contribute therapeutically to human health. With the increasing emphasis on good nutrition and healthy eating, this handy guide is crucial to ensuring optimal nutrition from a plant-based diet.

75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden

Author: Jack Staub

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423608790

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 419

Seventy-five eminently beautiful fruits and vegetables are profiled in this charming new book by expert gardener and garden designer Jack Staub. Discover produce you'll likely not see in the local supermarket, including the Asparagus Bean, Green Zebra Tomato, Prescott Fond Blanc Melon, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, True Lemon Cucumber, Turkish Orange Eggplant, and many more. Staub seeks not only to infuse America's backyard gardens with color and variety, but to enlighten and amuse with amiable text, surprising history, scraps of unexpected lore, and tidbits of culinary insight. Unique in content and tone, 75 Extraordinary Vegetables shares the history, evolution, and details about each vegetable, and then provides simple solutions for using them in the kitchen every day. Be they heirloom or hybrid, native or transplant, Staub presents seventy-five really superb vegetables in current culture that are as exciting for their physical beauty as they are for their taste.


Author: Jean Paré

Publisher: Company's Coming Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780969332206

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 689

-- Appetizers, casseroles, souffles, molds and pies-- Glazed, deep-fried and marinated vegetables


Author: J. S. Siemonsma,Kasem Piluek,Prosea project

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789022010587

Category: Science

Page: 412

View: 9179

Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health

Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080877877

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 754

View: 1456

While everyone knows fruits and vegetables are beneficial to good health, it's increasingly seen as important to know which ones can be effective in treating specific illnesses. For example, which are good for cardiac care? Which can help combat and treat asthma? What are the safety concerns to be aware of when using herbs in combination with traditional medicines? Diet and nutrition are vital keys to controlling or promoting morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, and the multitude of biomolecules in dietary fruits and vegetables play a crucial role in health maintenance. They may, therefore, be more effective and certainly could have different actions beyond nutrients however this science is still evolving. This book brings together experts working on the different aspects of supplementation, foods, and plant extracts, in health promotion and disease prevention. Their expertise and experience provide the most current knowledge to promote future research. Dietary habits need to be altered, for most people and the conclusions and recommendations from the various chapters in this book will provide a basis for that change. The overall goal of this book is to provide the most current, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods and constituents medicines in dietary plants in preventing disease and improving the quality of life. While vegetables have traditionally been seen to be good sources of vitamins, the roles of other constituents have only recently become more widely recognized. This book reviews and often presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet, derived particularly from vegetables, to prevent disease and improve the health of various populations. * Identify bioactive fruit and vegetable options for prevention or treatment of illness * Moves from general overview to disease specific applications providing a framework for further research and deeper understanding * Includes discussion of issues and challenges, permitting critical analysis and evaluation


Author: Emily K. Green

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1612111955

Category: Medical

Page: 24

View: 7476

Vegetables come in a variety of shapes and colors. They provide people with vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. Students will learn how many servings of vegetables they should have each day and how vegetables benefit their bodies.

Mediterranean Vegetables

A Cook's Compendium of All the Vegetables from the World's Healthiest Cuisine, with More Than 200 Recipes

Author: Clifford A. Wright

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1558327754

Category: COOKING

Page: 388

View: 4017

A comprehensive A-to-Z culinary reference to one of the world's healthiest cuisines with more than 20 recipes.

Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Maria Cecilia do Nascimento Nunes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813803063

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 4094

The effects of time and temperature on the postharvest quality offruits and vegetables are visually depicted in the Color Atlasof Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables. Throughhundreds of vibrant color photographs, this unique resourceillustrates how the appearance (e.g., color, shape, defects andinjuries) of fruits and vegetables changes throughout theirpostharvest life and how storage temperature greatly contributes tocritical quality changes. The book’s extensive coverage describes 37 differentfruits and vegetables from different groups that were stored atfive specific temperatures and photographed daily after specifiedelapsed periods of time. Individual fruits and vegetables from the following groups arecovered: subtropical and tropical fruits pome and stone fruits soft fruits and berries cucurbitaceae solanaceous and other fruit vegetables legumes and brassicas stem, leaf and other vegetable and alliums Information is provided about each individual fruit/vegetablesuch as characteristics, quality criteria and composition;recommendations for storage, transport and retail; and effects oftemperature on the visual and compositional quality of eachindividual fruit or vegetable, associated with photos of theappearance at particular times and temperatures. This visualdocumentation shows how important is to handle fruits andvegetables at the right temperature and what happens if therecommendations are not followed. Also shown is the importance ofthe initial harvest quality of the fruit/vegetable and the expectedshelf life as a function of quality at harvest, storage temperatureand storage time. The Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits andVegetables will appeal to a diverse group of food industryprofessionals in the areas of processing, distribution, retail,quality control, packaging, temperature control (refrigeratedfacilities or equipment) and marketing as a reference tool and toestablish marketing priority criteria. Academic and scientificprofessionals in the area of postharvest physiology and technology,food science and nutrition can also use the book as a referenceeither for their study or in class to help students to visualizechanges in the appearance of fruit/vegetables as a function oftime/temperature.


Author: D. H. Dilkes

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766039261

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3630

Introduces different vegetables such as corn, potatoes, and lettuce that are eaten in everyday meals.

Fruit and Vegetables

Author: Harri Vainio,Franca Bianchini

Publisher: IARC

ISBN: 9789283230083

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

View: 9743

This volume is part of a series of IARC handbooks which seek to evaluate scientific data on agents and interventions that may reduce the incidence of or mortality from cancer. This publication contains the conclusions and recommendations of an IARC Working Group of experts from 10 countries, which met in Lyon, France in March 2003, to review nutritional epidemiological studies into the the cancer prevention effects of diets rich in fruit and vegetable collectively on human health. Chapters cover: definitions and classifications for fruit and vegetables; measuring intake levels,; consumption, availability and food policies; human and experimental studies of cancer-preventive effects; associations with other diseases; carcinogenic and toxic effects. Evidence concerning specific categories of fruit and vegetables will be examined separately by specialist panels in forthcoming handbooks.

A System of Vegetables

According to Their Classes, Orders, Genera, Species, with Their Characters and Differences

Author: Carl von Linné

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: 897

View: 8659


Author: Sophie Grigson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007359292

Category: Cooking

Page: 448

View: 1058

A definitive guide to cooking with vegetables, with essential information on buying, preparing and cooking the vast range now available, from one of the most trusted and knowledgeable cookery writers working today.

25 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow

Author: Ann Brokaw Roe Robbins

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486230290

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 3302

Asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, celery, 20 more. Clearly tells when, where, and how to plant. 32 illus.

Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables

Author: Jerry A. Bartz,Jeffrey K. Brecht

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824745795

Category: Science

Page: 744

View: 5310

Focusing exclusively on postharvest vegetable studies, this book covers advances in biochemistry, plant physiology, and molecular physiology to maximize vegetable quality. The book reviews the principles of harvest and storage; factors affecting postharvest physiology, calcium nutrition and irrigation control; product quality changes during handling and storage; technologies to improve quality; spoilage factors and biocontrol methods; and storage characteristics of produce by category. It covers changes in sensory quality such as color, texture, and flavor after harvest and how biotechnology is being used to improve postharvest quality.

Health-Promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Leon Terry

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845935290

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 9292

Fruits and vegetables are one of the richest sources of ascorbic acid, other antioxidants and produce-specific bioactive compounds. A general consensus from health experts has confirmed that an increased dietary intake of antioxidant compounds found in most fresh produce types may protect against oxidative damage caused by free radicals and reduce the incidence of certain cancers and chronic diseases. Currently there is no book available which collectively discusses and reviews empirical data on health-promoting properties of all fresh produce types. This book will provide detailed information on identity, nature, bioavailablity, chemopreventative effects, and postharvest stability of specific chemical classes with known bioactive properties. In addition, chapters discuss the various methodologies for extraction, isolation, characterization and quantification of bioactive compounds and the in-vitro and in-vivo anticancer assays. It will be an essential resource for researchers and students in food science, nutrition and fruit and vegetable production.