Wild Edible Underutilized Plants: Nutritional, Antinutritional, and Nutraceutical Aspects

1st Edition

V. R. Mohan, P. S. Tresina, A. Doss

Apple Academic Press
September 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 251 Pages - 16 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781771887717 - CAT# K406699

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Summary

Wild Edible Underutilized Plants explores the role of wild plants in human nutrition—a topic that continues to take precedence in various fields of research. Despite the increasing evidence on past and present nutritional roles of wild edible plants, the use of these resources is often overlooked and neglected in countless policy areas. This book emphasizes the importance of these plants and explores their relevance to sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, and public health in different agro-ecological regions.

The book implements a conceptual approach to wild plants, focusing on the benefits of incorporating these plants into people’s diets and daily lives and the advantage they will provide to future generations. The book also addresses widespread issues of scarcity, proposing solutions that promote food sovereignty and security.

The book begins by first discussing the nutritional aspects of wild edible plants to explore their value as a source of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and other nutrients. It then continues to elaborate on the anti-nutritional elements of these plants, providing a comprehensive overview of their utility.

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