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Food As Medicine : Functional Food Plants of Africa (Hardcover) (Maurice M. Iwu)

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This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Medical, Science, Technology
Series Title: Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Language: English
Street Date: December 7, 2016
TCIN: 51735756
UPC: 9781498706094
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-3627
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