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

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

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Author/Editor: Wood, Rebecca
Publisher: Penguin Group
Date: 1999
Binding: Paperback
Condition: USED - Very good. An unmarked copy with some minor shelf wear and browning to page edges.

To a large degree, the quality of what we eat determines our health, and many cultures understand that food is the best medicine for what ails us.

Arranged alphabetically, fully cross-referenced and indexed, and illustrated with line drawings, The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia provides information on how to select, prepare, store, and use medicinally more than 1,000 common and uncommon whole foods, from acorn to zucchini and aduki (a healthful Japanese bean) to zapote (a tropical fruit). Sidebar anecdotes, unique recipes, historical background, and a complete glossary of terms also contribute to the book's modern, user-friendly format.

For three decades, Rebecca Wood has conducted workshops and seminars on whole foods cookery and the properties of foods according to Western, Ayurvedic, and Chinese models. The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia shares her wisdom with a new generation of readers at a time when the benefits of holistic medicine are being recognized by the entire medical community.