Tropical Foods: Chemistry and Nutrition, Volume 2 contains the proceedings of an International Conference on Tropical Foods: Chemistry and Nutrition, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 28-30, 1979. The papers explore the chemical and nutritional aspects of tropical foods from around the world, including vegetables, coconut foods, wheat, and soybean foods.
This volume is comprised of 19 chapters and begins with an overview of the nutritional aspects of some tropical plant foods by focusing on nutrition, the nutritional composition of some plant foods, and the applications and limitations of food composition tables, along with assessment of nutritional status and some obstacles to nutritional health. The next chapter surveys tropical foods in the Far East, with emphasis on the processing and nutritional evaluation of fermented foods as well as fermentation and other methods of food preservation. Vegetable production in tropical Asian countries such as the Philippines is also considered. Subsequent chapters look at tropical home gardens as a nutrition intervention, tropical foods in Central America, and some aspects of traditional African foods.
This book should be a valuable resource for biochemists, nutritionists, and nutritional scientists.
Contributors Contents of Volume Nutritional Aspects of Some Tropical Plant Foods Tropical Foods in the Far East Philippine Vegetables in Supplements and Multipurpose Mixes Vegetable Production in Tropical Asia The Role of Vegetables in Asian Diet Tropical Home Gardens as a Nutrition Intervention Peanut Proteins in Food Products Coconut Foods Soy Protein Foods Easy-to-Prepare Soybean Foods for Villagers Tropical Vegetable Crops: Mirlitons and Eggplants Tropical Grain Legumes Wheat and Wheat Foods in the Tropics Tropical Foods in Central America The Avocado Banana Products Maize Foods Preparation of Leaf Protein Concentrates in Lowland Humid Tropics Some Aspects of Traditional African Foods Index
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- © Academic Press 1979
- 28th January 1979
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