Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention

Edited by

  • Victor Preedy, Department of Dietetics, King's College London, UK
  • Ronald Watson, Professor of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health and School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Vinood Patel, University of Westminster, London, UK

The use of nuts and seeds to improve Human nutritional status has proven successful for a variety of conditions including in the treatment of high cholesterol, reduced risk of Type-2 Diabetes, and weight control. This complete guide to the health benefits of nuts and seeds is the only single-source scientific reference to explore the specific factors that contribute to these potential health benefits, as well as discussing how to maximize those potential benefits.
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Audience

Nutritionists and Food Scientists interested in the specific health benefits of nuts and seeds.

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2011
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-375688-6


Table of Contents

Section 1: General Aspects and Overviews

1.1. Overviews: A Primer on Seeds and Nut Biology, Improvement and Use; Seeds as herbal drugs; Seeds, Nuts and Vector-Borne Diseases; 1.2. Composition: Fatty acid content of commonly available nuts and seeds; Triacylglycerols in nut and seeds oils: detailed characterization using high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry; Antioxidants in nuts and seeds; Inorganic constituents of nuts and seeds; 1.3. Effects on health: Nuts and Seeds in Cardiovascular Health; Brassica seeds: metabolomics and biological potential; Nuts and seeds used in health and disease in Pakistan;  Seeds components in cancer prevention; Nuts, seeds and oral health; 1.4. Adverse aspects: Mycotoxins in seeds and nuts; Cyanogenic glycosides in nuts and seeds; Allergies to nuts and seeds

Section 2: Effects of Specific Nuts and Seeds

    African ebony seeds; Ajwain seeds; Almond seeds; Aniseeds; Bambangan seeds; Bambara groundnut; Betel nut; Swietenine, Big Leaf Mahogany seeds; Bitter Kola seeds; Black soybean seeds; Bonducella seeds; Brazil nuts; Broccoli seeds; Buckwheat seeds; West African Bush Mango; Caper seeds; Cardamom seeds; Carob seeds; Cashew nut; Chia Seeds; Chinese cabbage seeds; Chinese Fan Palm; Climbing black pepper seeds; Cluster pepper  seeds; Cocoa Seeds; Coconut seeds; Common vetch seeds; Usage of Coral bean seeds; Coralwood seeds; Coriander seeds; Cowhage seeds; Crabs eye seeds; Cumin seeds; Custard apple seeds; Date Seeds; Euphorbia  seeds; Fennel seeds; Fenugreek seeds; Five-leaved chaste tree seeds; Flaxseeds; Fragrant Olive seeds; Gallnuts; Garden cress seeds; Ginkgo seeds; Grains of Paradise Seeds; Grape seeds; Grapefruit seeds; Gray Nickerbean; Amazonian herb guarana seeds; Guava seeds; Harmala Seeds; Hazelnuts; Hempseeds; Hongay oil tree seeds; Horse chestnut; Indian gooseberry seeds; Indian mustard seeds; Jackfruit seeds; Jambolan seeds; Kersting’s Nut; Litchi Seeds; Longan seeds; Lupine seeds; Macadamia nuts; Magnolia seeds; Malay apple; Mango seeds; Marking Nut; Milk Thistle; Mobola plum seeds; Moringa seeds; Mucanã seeds; Neem tree seeds; Nigella seeds; Nutmeg; Okra  seed; Olive seeds; Papaya seeds; Passion fruit seeds; Peanut seeds; Pecan nut; Perennial horse gram  Seeds; Pistachio seeds; Pomegranate seeds; Pumpkin seeds; Purple Camel’s Food Seeds; Purple Viper's Bugloss seeds; Purple Wheat seeds; Rapeseeds; Red clover seeds; Red onion seeds; Sacha Inchi nut oil; Safflower seeds; Sea buckthorn seeds; Sesame seeds; Sour date seeds; Soursop seeds; Soybean; Spotted bean; Squirting cucumber  seeds; Sucupira branca seeds; Sunflower Seeds; Tamarind Seeds; Tea seeds; Tomato seeds; Wallich seeds; Walnuts; Watermelon Seeds; White cabbage seeds; Wild Banana