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Eating on the wild side : the missing link to optimum health

Author: Jo Robinson
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Starting with the wild plants that were central to our original diet, investigative journalist Robinson reveals the nutritional history of our fruits and vegetables, describing how 400 generations of farmers have unwittingly squandered a host of essential fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Cookbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Robinson
ISBN: 9780316227940 0316227943 9780316227933 0316227935 9781478950967 147895096X
OCLC Number: 816563561
Description: viii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Wild nutrients: lost and found --
Part one: Vegetables. From wild greens to iceberg lettuce : breeding out the medicine --
Alliums : all things to all people --
Corn on the cob : how supersweet it is! --
Potatoes : from wild to fries --
The other root crops : carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes --
Tomatoes : bringing back their flavor and nutrients --
The incredible crucifers : tame their bitterness and reap their rewards --
Legumes : beans, peas, and lentils --
Artichokes, asparagus, and avocados : indulge! Part two: Fruits. Apples : from potent medicine to mild-mannered clones --
Blueberries and blackberries : extraordinarily nutritious --
Strawberries, cranberries, and raspberries : three of our most nutritious foods --
Stone fruits : time for a flavor revival --
Grapes and raisins : from muscadines to Thompson seedless --
Citrus fruits : beyond vitamin C --
Tropical fruits : make the most of eating globally --
Melons : light in flavor and nutrition.
Responsibility: Jo Robinson ; illustrations by Andie Styner.

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Starting with the wild plants that were central to our original diet, investigative journalist Robinson reveals the nutritional history of our fruits and vegetables, describing how 400 generations of farmers have unwittingly squandered a host of essential fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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