Handbook of Nuts: Herbal Reference Library

James A. Duke

November 10, 2000 by CRC Press
Reference - 360 Pages
ISBN 9780849336379 - CAT# 3637
Series: Herbal Reference Library

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  • Provides detailed information of over one hundred nuts in one single source
  • Includes illustrated accounts of nuts by species
  • Covers both familiar nuts and oleochemical or chemurgic nuts
  • Summary

    Over one hundred of the world's most important species of nuts are systematically accounted for in this informative handbook. The text defines nuts and discusses their economic and nutritional value. For easy reference, there is an illustrated account of each nut by species, arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Each account includes the family name, several colloquial names, and paragraphs on uses, folk medicine, chemistry, germplasm, distribution, ecology, cultivation, harvesting, yields, energy, and biotic factors.

    Chapters Describe:
  • Uses
  • Folk medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Germplasm
  • Distribution
  • Ecology
  • Cultivation
  • Harvesting
  • Yields and economics
  • Energy
  • Biotic factors