Books for Nature Lovers
Food Plants of the World
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Review By: Taxon 54 (4) November 2005

Van Wyk, Ben-Erik. Oct. 2005. Food plants of the world: and illustrative guide. Timber Press, Portland ( 480 pp., ill. (most col.) Contents: intro; regions of origin; cereals; legumes; nuts; seeds; frs.; veggies; culinary herbs; sugars, gums, gels, starches; beverages; spices; flavors; 355-p. A-Z descry. Pt.;p nutrients, diet, health; quick guide to food pls.; glossary; biblio.; index. A superbly done book on "more than 350 food and flavour plants," 1/p (descry., usually 3 photos), w/1000+ photos, also w/ 37-p. "checklist of more than 800 of the most important and well known food plants of the world" (back-cover blurb). In same format as van Wyk & M. Wink's excellentMedicinal plants of the world

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