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Food as Medicine PDF: Functional Food Plants of Africa

Food as Medicine PDF
Author Maurice M. Iwu
File size 40.22 MB
Year 2016
Pages 406
Language English
File format PDF
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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.

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