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Author Robinson, Jo, 1947- author.

Title Eating on the wild side [Axis 360 electronic resource] : the missing link to optimum health / Jo Robinson ; illustrations by Andie Styner.

Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 407 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-400) and index.
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.
Contents Wild nutrients: lost and found -- Part one: Vagetables. 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.
Subject Nutrition.
Nutrition -- History.
Natural foods.
Natural foods -- History.
Cooking (Natural foods)
Nutritional anthropology.
Cooking (Vegetables)
Cooking (Fruit)
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Robinson, Jo, 1947- author. Eating on the wild side. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2013 0316227943 (DLC) 2013934815 (OCoLC)816563561
ISBN 9780316248969 (electronic bk.)
0316248967 (electronic bk.)
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