Vegetables and Fruits

  • Auteur: Thomas S. C. Li
  • ISBN: 9781420068733
  • Date de sortie: 2008-01-24
  • Collection: CRC Press
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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.

Handbook of Analysis and Quality Control for Fruit and Vegetable Products

  • Auteur: S. Ranganna
  • ISBN: 9780074518519
  • Date de sortie: 1986
  • Collection: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
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The first handbook of its kind, giving in one volume, etailed information on both the analysis and quality control of fruit and vegetable products. Authoritative, need-based and up-to-date, the book has been principally designed to meet the day-to-day requirements.Starting from the analysis of common constituents, the book covers methods of analysis of specific raw materials and containers used in processing measurement of different quality attributes, sensory evaluation, microbiological and microanalytical examinations, determination of thermal process time, and examination of specific fruit and vegetable products. The last few chapters are devoted to statistical quality control, preparation of standard solutions and tables required for day-to-day use. Sufficient theoretical information is included in each chapter before the methods are described. Each method is self-contained, easy to follow, time-tested and complete in all respects. Wherever needed, reference values or standards-PFA, ISI or FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius are given. With its comprehensive coverage and up-to-date information, the book would be useful to public analysts, factory personnel, processors, research workers, and students of food science, food technology, agriculture and home science.

Post Harvest Diseases and Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Auteur: Anna L. Snowden
  • ISBN: 1840765976
  • Date de sortie: 2008-02-14
  • Collection: CRC Press
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Now established worldwide as the standard guide to the recognition and understanding of the causes of deterioration in temperate and tropical fruits and vegetables, these two superbly illustrated full-colour volumes deal clearly, concisely and systematically with each of the main diseases and disorders, emphasising those of importance to international trade. Dr Snowdon has designed each volume to be used in two different ways: 1. Full colour photographs and practical text provide the basis for preliminary identification by the owner or surveyor. 2. Using the microscope drawings and references, diagnosis can then be confirmed or modified by a specialist.

Handbook of Fruit Science and Technology

  • Auteur: D. K. Salunkhe
  • ISBN: 9780824796433
  • Date de sortie: 1995-08-18
  • Collection: CRC Press
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This work offers comprehensive, current coverage of preharvest and postharvest handling and production of fruits grown in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions throughout the world. It discusses over 60 major and minor crops, and details developments in fruit handling and disease control, storage practices, packaging for fruit protection, sizing equipment, conveyors, package fillers, refrigeration methods and more.

Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing

  • Auteur: Y. H. Hui
  • ISBN: 0470276487
  • Date de sortie: 2008-02-28
  • Collection: John Wiley & Sons
  • Total Download: 8197
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Fruits of Philosophy

  • Auteur: Charles Knowlton
  • ISBN: 1465514848
  • Date de sortie: 1981
  • Collection: Library of Alexandria
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The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts

  • Auteur: Jules Janick
  • ISBN: 0851996388
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: CABI
  • Total Download: 3160
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Ever wanted to know the genus name for a coconut? Intended for all your research needs, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive collection of information on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Entries are grouped alphabetically by family and then by species, making it easy to find the information you need. Coverage includes palms and cacti as well as vegetable fruits of Solanaceae and Curcurbitacea. This book not only deals with the horticulture of the fruit and nut crops but also discusses the botany, making it a useful tool for anyone from scientists to gardeners and fruit hobbyists.
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