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Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products

By Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
  • ISBN Code: : 3030318850
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 577
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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Wild fruits play an important role in mitigating hunger in the developing world. As a sustainable and natural food source in rural areas, these fruits have a strong effect on regional food security and poverty alleviation. This makes the utilization of wild foods incredibly important for native populations both in terms of food security and economics. There are many traditional methods for wild fruit harvesting, indigenous tree and plant domestication and cultivation passed down through generations that are sustainable and economically viable, ultimately contributing to a better quality of life for large sections of the developing world. To date there has not been a reference work focusing on the full scope of wild fruits from their growth and chemical makeup to their harvest, distribution, health effects and beyond. Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products adequately fills this gap, expansively covering the utilization of multi-purpose wild fruits in regions worldwide. Effects on quality of life, food security, economics and health are extensively covered. Over 31 wild fruit species are examined, with individual chapters focusing on each species' phytochemical constituents, bioactive compounds, traditional and medicinal uses and chemical composition. Harvest, post-harvest and consumption methods are covered for each, as are their overall effect on the food security and economics of their native regions. This book is essential for researchers in search of a comprehensive singular source for the chemical makeups and cultivation of indigenous wild fruits and their many benefits to their native regions.

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This literature review explores how political, economic and resource management policies and programs can reduce forest degradation and increase the contribution of forest goods and services to sustainable livelihood strategies. In Ethiopia, studies indicate that forest dependency is strong throughout the country, but the importance of forest income varies across different regions and wealth categories. Research suggests that improving forest product market governance is key to strengthening forest livelihood resiliency. Recent experiments with forest governance devolution have shown mixed results in terms of improving forest conditions and livelihoods. Smallholder land certification has met with considerable success, whereas participatory forest management schemes have positive ecological outcomes but fall short in terms of livelihood gains. In South Sudan, civil war has limited the depth and scope of research on dryland forests and livelihoods. Food security analyses indicate that the importance of forest income varies by region and season. Markets are poorly developed and forest governance systems are weak in many parts of the country. Key threats to forest livelihoods in both countries include: shifting climatic conditions, large-scale population movements, large-scale land acquisitions and weakened governance institutions; and in South Sudan, continuing violent conflict. In Ethiopia, research and policy reform should focus on the relationship between forest rights devolution, livelihoods, forest management practices and forest conditions as well as on the impacts of demographic change on forest-based livelihoods, forest management and forest cover. In South Sudan, research should focus on documenting the impacts of conflict on forest-based livelihoods with an view to structuring humanitarian aid programs in ways that mitigate the negative impacts.

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World

By Debasis Bagchi
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 9780080920528
  • Total of Pages : 462
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 383
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Book Short Summary:

Globalization of the nutraceutical and functional food industries presents significant challenges, not the least of which is the regulatory variance between countries active in the marketplace. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World has been written by eminent experts in the field with the specific intention of addressing these important considerations. Beginning with insights into the scope, importance and growing opportunities in these industries, the book demonstrates the global scenario on the acceptance and demand for nutraceuticals and functional foods. It explores the regulatory hurdles and claim substantiation of these foods and dietary supplements, as well as the intricate aspects of manufacturing procedures. Including regulations from South America, Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Japan, Korea, China, India and Southeast Asia as well as the United States, Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World provides a valuable resource for understanding the key considerations of operating in this rapidly expanding area. Overview of nutraceutical and functional food regulations around the world Discusses the important of GRAS status and DSHEA regulations Provides insight on quality manufacturing techniques, cGMP and standardized analytical techniques Includes salient features on overcoming regulatory hurdles Addresses the importance of safety, efficacy and human clinical studies for worldwide acceptance Highlights anti-terrorism safety assurance through traceability Explores the significance of intellectual property, trademark and branding on marketing

Wild Harvest

By Karen Hardy,Lucy Kubiak Martens
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  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Book Code : 1785701266
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 215
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Book Short Summary:

Plants are fundamental to life; they are used by all human groups and most animals. They provide raw materials, vitamins and essential nutrients and we could not survive without them. Yet access to plant use before the Neolithic can be challenging. In some places, plant remains rarely survive and reconstructing plant use in pre-agrarian contexts needs to be conducted using a range of different techniques. This lack of visible evidence has led to plants being undervalued, both in terms of their contribution to diet and as raw materials. This book outlines why the role of plants is required for a better understanding of hominin and pre-agrarian human life, and it offers a variety of ways in which this can be achieved. Wild Harvest is divided into three sections. In section 1 each chapter focuses on a specific feature of plant use by humans; this covers the role of carbohydrates, the need for and effects of processing methods, the role of plants in self-medication among apes, plants as raw materials, and the extent of evidence for plant use prior to the development of agriculture in the Near East. Section 2 comprises seven chapters which cover different methods available to obtain information on plants, and the third section has five chapters, each covering a topic related to ethnography, ethnohistory, or ethnoarchaeology, and how these can be used to improve our understanding of the role of plants in the pre-agrarian past.

Unconventional Oilseeds and Oil Sources

By Abdalbasit Adam Mariod Alnadif,Mohamed Elwathig Saeed Mirghani,Ismail Hassan Hussein
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 012813433X
  • Total of Pages : 382
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 481
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Unconventional Oilseeds and New Oil Sources: Chemistry and Analysis is presented in three parts, with each section dedicated to different types of oil sources. Part One deals with plants (vegetable, herbs, shrubs), such as Hibiscus, Mexican Poppy, Cucumber, Squashes, Sesame, etc. Part Two presents unconventional oils found in trees (like Balanites aegyptiaca, Annona squamosal and Catunaregam nilotica), and Part Three deals with new oils found in insects, as in the water melon bug and sorghum bug. This book will be of interest to researchers in oilseed production, research and development personnel, food scientists, plant breeders, product development personnel, and government agency personnel involved in the production, transportation, distribution, and processing of oilseeds. Compiles information on unconventional oilseeds and new sources of oil found worldwide, including those from plants (vegetables, herbs, shrubs), trees, and insects Presents the physico-chemical properties of the seed oils, in addition to their mineral compositions and chemical analyses Thoroughly explores the chemistry of new oils, their composition, bioactive compounds, such as fatty acids, tocopherols, and sterols Introduces the composition of new oil sources, their content of minor and bioactive components, and the most used official methods for analysis

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

By Elhadi M Yahia
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 0857092766
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 491
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While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also promote consumption further. Tropical and subtropical fruits are particularly vulnerable to postharvest losses, and are also transported long distances for sale. Therefore maximising their quality postharvest is essential and there have been many recent advances in this area. Many tropical fruits are processed further into purees, juices and other value-added products, so quality optimization of processed products is also important. The books cover current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies. Volume 1 contains chapters on particular production stages and issues, whereas Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on particular fruit. Chapters in Volume 2 review the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from açai to citrus fruits. Important issues relevant to each product are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimizing losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions and processing methods, among other topics. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Volume 2 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, will be an essential reference both for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area. Along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 2 is an essential reference for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area Reviews the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from açai to citrus fruits Important issues relevant to each particular fruit are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimising losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions

Vegetables

By Chittaranjan Kole
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3540345361
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 201
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Book Short Summary:

Vegetables contains reviews in 12 chapters contributed by 31 authors from 10 countries. The impressive work that has been done on most of these crops is presented in this volume. Genome projects already initiated on vegetable crops, particularly on Solanaceae and Brassicaceae species, may ignite further interest in other vegetables as well.

Advances in Macrofungi

By Kandikere R. Sridhar,Sunil Kumar Deshmukh
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000454134
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 299
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Book Short Summary:

Large scale cultivation of macrofungi is possible with fermentation, using easily accessible lignocellulosic agricultural residues utilising economical methods to generate substantial biomass, food and biofuels. Bioconversion of lignocellulosic wastes by macrofungi generates value-added fungal nutritional biomass for humans and livestock. Besides commercial cultivation techniques, other topics covered include healing potential of mushrooms, industrial opportunities, mycelium-based products, forest wild mushrooms and industrial applications of white rot fungi. This book addresses the various applications of macrofungi. It encourages readers to explore non-conventional sources of nutrition as well as bioactive metabolites to serve as nutraceuticals. The volume emphasizes the significance of macrofungi as source of bioactive compounds to remedy human lifestyle diseases especially cancers and cardiovascular ailments along with immunostimulation potential by Cordyceps. This book also emphasises on the role of mushrooms as a source of cosmeceuticals, source of flavors, essence, scents and perfumes.

Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Association of Ground Stone Tools Research

By Patrick Nørskov Pedersen,Anne Jörgensen-Lindahl,Mikkel Sørrensen,Tobias Richter
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  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1789694795
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 908
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Book Short Summary:

The papers in this volume focus especially on the relationship between ground stone artefacts and foodways and include archaeological and ethnographic case studies ranging from the Palaeolithic to the current era, and geographically from Africa to Europe and Asia.