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The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating

The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating
Author: Rebecca Wood
ISBN 13: 9780143117438
ISBN 10: 143117432
Edition: Revised, Updated ed.
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2010-04-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $23.00

The bible of nutritional eating-now fully updated for the twenty- first-century kitchen

The average American's awareness of the relationship between diet and mental and physical well being has virtually exploded since The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia was first published in 1983. There has never been a greater selection of whole foods available at even a typical grocery store-but the choices can often be dizzying.

This new edition shows consumers how to select, prepare, store, and use more than 1,000 familiar and unusual foods to maintain optimum health and heal what ails them. Readers of Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser- as well as anyone concerned about the quality of the food they ingest- will make this the go-to resource on good nutrition.

This updated edition of The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia includes:

•More than two hundred new entries
•A new index featuring home remedies
•Line drawings illustrating unusual foods
•Resources for hard-to-find foods
•A fully cross-referenced format with sidebar recipes throughout

Library Journal

In this update of a book originally published in 1983, Wood, author of the award-winning The Splendid Grain (LJ 2/15/97), provides an alphabetical listing of more than 1000 whole foods: grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, seaweeds, fungi, sweeteners, fats, oils, herbs, and spices. Entries include historical information, health benefits, uses, and buying guidelines. Sidebars studded throughout the text contain interesting anecdotes, recipes, and even the occasional poem. Wood includes a helpful section on how to store whole foods and a list of mail-order sources. She derives her information about the healing properties of foods from a combination of Western nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, and Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Although some readers may be skeptical of Wood's claims for health benefits that have not been clinically proven, the book is filled with practical information that would be useful to anyone wanting to further their food horizons. Recommended for public and academic libraries.--Jane La Plante, Gordon B. Olson Lib., Minot State Univ., ND Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.