Book ID: 100380
Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. Volume 2: Fruits. 2012. illus. 1100 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
This book covers edible fruits/seeds used fresh, cooked or processed into other food products, or used as vegetables, spices, stimulants, pulses, edible oils and beverages. It encompasses about 100 species from the following families: Clusiaceae, Combretaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Dilleniaceae, Ebenaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Ericaceae and Fabaceae. The edible species dealt with in this work include to a larger extent lesser-known, wild and underutilized crops and also common and widely grown crops. To help in identification of the plant, edible parts and food products, coloured illustrations are included. Topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant parts and uses; plant botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological properties with up-to-date research findings; traditional medicinal uses; other non-edible uses; and selected/cited references for further reading. This volume has separate indices for scientific and common names; and separate scientific and medical glossaries.