Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa

1st Edition

Maurice M. Iwu

CRC Press
Published December 1, 2016
Reference - 384 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498706094 - CAT# K24810
Series: Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

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Summary

This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.

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