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Eating on the Wild Side

The Missing Link to Optimum Health
Robinson, Jo (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Robinson, Jo, 1947-
Title: Eating on the wild side
the missing link to optimum health
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: viii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780316227940
0316227943
Branch Call Number: 306.4 R563e
Statement of Responsibility: Jo Robinson ; illustrations by Andie Styner
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-400) and index
Subject Headings: Natural foods Nutrition. bisacsh Natural foods. fast (OCoLC)fst01034032
Topical Term: Natural foods
Nutrition
Natural foods
LCCN: 2013934815
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Jul 01, 2014
  • BD_EN_Kids rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ever wonder if you should be storing those beautiful apples you just bought on the counter or in the fridge? You are not alone! Robinson is here to answer that question and many others so that you get the most nutrition from your fruit and veggies. In addition, she discusses the fascinating history of different fruits and vegetables as well as how to choose the best produce in the supermarket, where and how to store it when you get home (not all produce should go in the crisper drawer!), and prepare it when you're ready to eat so that optimal nutrition levels are maintained.

This book is a must for anyone concerned about nutrition and getting the most out of the produce you're putting into your body.

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