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Nutritional and Medicinal Values of Plant Foods

S.L. Basak (Author)
Synopsis A plethora of scientific literature existed scatteredly on the biological activities of basic nutrients and medicinal compounds present in different types of plant foods. The author of this book has collected those information for as many as 128 plant food items. Nutritional and medicinal values of 85 and only medicinal values of 45 plant foods have been presented in this book. These plant foods are vegetable, spices, fruits, oilseeds, nuts, beverages, mouth freshener etc. Some of the well known plant foods for which nutritional and medicinal values have been elaborated are Onion, Garlic, Carrot, Chilli, Cabbage-Cauliflower, Bitter gourd, Cluster bean, French bean, Pea, Spinach; Black pepper, Clove, Turmeric, Ginger, Fenugreek; Pineapple, Papaya, Apple, Pear, Mango, Guava, Grape, Citrus; Groundnut, Mustard, Sesame, Cashew nut, Walnut; Lentil, Bengal gram, Pigeon pea, Soyabean; Asparagus, Neem leaf, Thyme leaved gratiola, Gotu kola, Indian cassia, Cinnamon, Coffee, Tea, Coco, Licorice, Asafoetida, Star anise, Black cumin, Cubeb, Betel leaf etc. The unique feature of this book is that it contains detailed elaborations of bioactivities of mineral nutrients, vitamins and medicinal compounds which provide protective to human beings from various ailments and/or physical disorders like cancer, problems of cardio-vascular systems, rise or fall of blood pressure, rise of blood sugar, platelet aggregation, problems of digestive, urinary, bronchial and memory systems. In addition, readers will know about the plant food sources containing antioxidants, (cancer preventives), antimutagens and antiviral compounds. This book will be of immense practical use to health professionals, dieticians, nutrition scientists, medical students and teachers of all the branches, experts of sports medicines, physios of all types of games, health conscious ladies and gentlemen and the public at large.
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About the author

S.L. Basak

S.L. Basak being a graduage of Agriculture obtained M.Sc. (Ag) degree in 1958 from Calcutta University and his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in 1962. He joined Kalyani University in 1965 as lecturer of genetics and then joined Central Researc Institute for Jute and Allied Fibrs (ICAR) in 1972, held important research Positioins and finally became Director of the Institute and retired in 1993.

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Bibliographic information

Title Nutritional and Medicinal Values of Plant Foods
Author S.L. Basak
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Naya Udyog
Language: English
isbn 8185971625
length 260p., Col. plates; References; Index; 24cm.