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Hardcover Wellness Foods A to Z : An Indispensable Guide for Health-Conscious Food Lovers Book

ISBN: 0929661702

ISBN13: 9780929661704

Wellness Foods A to Z : An Indispensable Guide for Health-Conscious Food Lovers

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Lists 500 familiar fresh foods, discussing nutritional benefits, shopping tips, and serving suggestions.

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Wonderful reference

This useful book provides detailed nutrition information, preparation tips, storage tips, etc. for a huge variety of foods. For instance, after finding persimmons on sale at the grocery store, but not really knowing how to tell if they are ripe or how they are best eaten, I consulted this book and found all the answers! The book also explains what phytonutrients are present in the different foods and what health benefits they may provide. I highly recommend it!

Invaluable guide to food!

Everyone should own one! Makes a great gift as well. I was fascinated by the information on phytochemicals.

It Couldn't Have Been Done Better

This book is a must for anyone who loves food. Nine comprehensive chapters covering not only fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes, but also meat and poultry, fish and shellfish and dairy and eggs. The chapter on Nutrition Basics is essential for anyone who wants to come to terms with food and how it relates to good health. Appendicies include a Cooking Glossary (which describes in detail baking, boiling, braising, poaching, pressure cooking, roasting, simmering, steeping, stewing, and on and on ...), Fats and Oils, and Herbs and Spices.Subsections of each item include topics such as availability, shopping tips, storage, preparations and serving suggestions. Nutritional information boxes are included indicating calories, fat content, protein, carbohydrate, fiber, cholesterol and sodium. Also listed are key vitamins and nutrients.Fascinating information is also included .. for example, the fruit/vegetable argument about tomatoes is not only settled definitively (botanically a fruit, specifically a berry) but we are also informed that as the result of a tariff dispute, it was officially designated a vegetable in 1893 by the Supreme Court of the United States ... Proving that the court's having their collective head up their robes is nothing new.If you are serious about learning how to improve your relationship with food (and who isn't?) you've simply got to have this book. I've had mine since 1995 (I got it in conjunction with a subscription to the University of California at Berkeley's Wellness Letter), and I still consult it regularly.I think that this book, along with Julia Child's "The Way To Cook" would be an excellent foundation for anyone who is serious about health and nutrition.

The Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition

Absolutely excellent! Every food I've ever looked up has been in this book. It includes thorough nutrition information on all foods. Every food listing includes the following sections: varieties, availability, shopping tips, storage, preparation, and serving suggestions. Also nicely illustrated, well organized. Fabulous resource. Can't wait for the 99 edition.

This is all you need to cook, shop or diet!

This beautiful, great book is my "food bible". I use it to learn about different items, to know the nutritional value and to find out cooking procedures and times for various foods. It is the best, all around nutrition book I have, and I am a food scientist (I attended University of California at Davis - I am surprised they don't recommend us to buy it!).This is one of the best presents I have ever given to my parents too.
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