Author: G. J. H. Grubben

Publisher: PROTA

ISBN: 9057821478

Category: Botany

Page: 667

View: 4954


A Biography

Author: Evelyne Bloch-Dano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226059960

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 4053

From Michael Pollan to locavores, Whole Foods to farmers' markets, today cooks and foodies alike are paying more attention than ever before to the history of the food they bring into their kitchens—and especially to vegetables. Whether it’s an heirloom tomato, curled cabbage, or succulent squash, from a farmers' market or a backyard plot, the humble vegetable offers more than just nutrition—it also represents a link with long tradition of farming and gardening, nurturing and breeding. In this charming new book, those veggies finally get their due. In capsule biographies of eleven different vegetables—artichokes, beans, chard, cabbage, cardoons, carrots, chili peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, peas, pumpkins, and tomatoes—Evelyne Bloch-Dano explores the world of vegetables in all its facets, from science and agriculture to history, culture, and, of course, cooking. From the importance of peppers in early international trade to the most recent findings in genetics, from the cultural cachet of cabbage to Proust’s devotion to beef-and-carrot stew, to the surprising array of vegetables that preceded the pumpkin as the avatar of All Hallow’s Eve, Bloch-Dano takes readers on a dazzling tour of the fascinating stories behind our daily repasts. Spicing her cornucopia with an eye for anecdote and a ready wit, Bloch-Dano has created a feast that’s sure to satisfy gardeners, chefs, and eaters alike.

Health-Promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Leon Terry

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845935290

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 9098

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.


Characteristics, Production, and Marketing

Author: Lincoln C. Peirce

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 9226

Describes the techniques and fundamental concepts underlying the production and marketing of vegetable crops, particularly those crops that contribute to the commercial vitality of the vegetable industry in the western hemisphere. Covers resources -- natural, biological and economic -- that are fundamental to successful crop production, as well as the vegetable management systems that integrate these resources. Also includes specific information on each of the major vegetable crops, such as history, botanical characteristics, production techniques, pests, harvesting, and marketing. In addition, it provides discussions of social conflicts and problems that arise from water and land use practices, pesticide application, and conservation.


Author: D. H. Dilkes

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464602794

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1088

Budding readers will learn to read basic sentences as they're encouraged to eat a variety of healthy vegetables. Zesty snapshots of colorful corn, carrots, and more jump off the page.


Author: Nancy Dickmann

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 0431009619


Page: 24

View: 649

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: 2576

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.

African Indigenous Vegetables in Urban Agriculture

Author: Charles Michael Shackleton,Margaret Pasquini,Axel W. Drescher

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1844077152

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

View: 562

This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge of the potential and challenges associated with the multiple roles, use, management and livelihood contributions of indigenous vegetables in urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. There has been growing research and policy effort around urban agriculture in the region over the last two decades, but never has it been integrated with work on under-researched crops such as indigenous vegetables. These species have multiple advantages, including low input requirements, adaptability to African environments, high nutritional value and marked biodiversity, cultural and local food security significance. Yet they are overlooked in the modern world, where recent emphasis has been directed to growing a limited range of exotic crops, both for internal markets and for export to developed country markets. This book provides evidence that, in spite of this neglect, in many African cities indigenous vegetables are still widely used, cultivated and marketed. It goes on to consider their potential to contribute to income generation and poverty alleviation of the growing numbers of urban dwellers in sub-Saharan Africa, whilst promoting urban greening and sustainability. Based on critical analysis of the debates it presents a multidisciplinary analysis of the realities and future opportunities.

75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden

Author: Jack Staub

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423608790

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 4502

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.

Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables

Author: Jerry A. Bartz,Jeffrey K. Brecht

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824745795

Category: Science

Page: 744

View: 8693

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.

Mediterranean Vegetables

A Cook's ABC of Vegetables and Their Preparation in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa with More Than 200 Authentic Recipes for the Home Cook

Author: Clifford A. Wright

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558321960

Category: Cooking

Page: 388

View: 8277

Wright presents an original and comprehensive A-to-Z culinary reference.

A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain

With Descriptions of the Genera and Species, According to the System of the Celebrated Linnaeus. Being an Attempt to Render Them Familiar to Those who are Unacquainted with the Learned Languages. Under Each Species are Added, the Most Remarkable Varieties, the Natural Places of Growth, the Duration, the Time of Flowering, the Peculiarities of Structure, the Common English Names; the Names of Gerard, Parkinson, Ray and Bauhine. The Uses as Medicines, Or as Poisons; as Food for Men, for Brutes, and for Insects. With Their Application in Oeconomy and in the Arts. With an Easy Introduction to the Study of Botany. Shewing the Method of Investigating Plants, and Directions how to Dry and Preserve Specimens. The Whole Illustrated by Copper Plates and a Copious Glossary

Author: William Withering

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: 455

View: 658

Processing Vegetables

Science and Technology

Author: Durward S. Smith,Jerry N. Cash,Wai-Kit Nip,Y. H. Hui

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566765077

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 434

View: 1489

The variety, distribution range and quality of processed vegetables have grown rapidly in recent years, due in large part to advances in vegetable processing technology. This 448-page book provides a detailed, expert guide to current methods of vegetable processing. The authoritative presentations were prepared by a team of leading international food specialists. The text is organized for easy reference and supplemented with hundreds of photographs and diagrams illustrating procedures and equipment. Hundreds of tables provide useful reference data in convenient form. Each chapter includes a section of extensive references for additional research on each subject.

Fruit and Vegetables

Author: Harri Vainio,Franca Bianchini

Publisher: IARC

ISBN: 9789283230083

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

View: 6897

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.