Encyclopedia of Foods

Encyclopedia of Foods

A Guide to Healthy Nutrition

Book - 2002
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Elsevier Science and Technology

The Encyclopedia of Foods: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition is a definitive resource for what to eat for maximum health as detailed by medical and nutritional experts. This book makes the connection between health, disease, and the food we eat.

The Encyclopedia describes more than 140 foods, providing information on their history, nutrient content, and medical uses.

The Encyclopedia also describes the "fit kitchen", including the latest in food safety, equipment and utensils for preparing fit foods, and ways to modify favorite recipes to ensure health and taste.

  • Details healthy eating guidelines based on the RDA food pyramid
  • Provides scientific basis and knowledge for specific recommendations
  • Beautifully illustrated
  • Extensive list of reliable nutrition resources
  • Describes the fit kitchen from the latest in food safety to equipment and utensils for preparing fit foods to ways to modify favorite recipes to ensure health and taste


Baker & Taylor
Provides practical and easy-to-understand information on issues relating to good nutrition.

Book News
Experts from the Mayo Clinic, the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, and Dole Food Company have combined forces to present a reference for consumers who seek knowledge about healthful eating. Part I includes an overview of the principles of nutrition, menu planning, food preparation, and strategies for shopping, food storage, and food safety. Part II presents individual foods (arranged according to the food pyramid). For fruits and vegetables, information includes varieties, origin and botanical facts, uses, and nutrient composition. Sections on grains, high-protein and dairy foods detail the available choices and their characteristics. The appendix comprises a variety of nutritional information presented in tables. Abundant color illustrations somewhat flat in reproduction support the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780122198038
0122198034
Characteristics: xi, 516 p. : col. ill., ports., charts ; 29 cm

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