Indonesian Vegetables

Wijaya, C. Hanny and Epriliati, Indah (2013) Indonesian Vegetables. Elex Media Komputindo, Jakarta. ISBN ISBN-10: 6020212726 ISBN-13: 978-6020212722

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Synopsis: A quote says “eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables keeps you away from diseases”. In fact, there is a need to consume various fruits and vegetables to fulfill the quote so that the body gets sufficient bioactive compounds, quantitatively low and qualitatively diverse. However, it is not easy to differentiate fruits from vegetables. Moreover, vegetables and fruits are also traditionally believed to cure various diseases. How will consumers manage safe combinations? Imagine when the cocktail of bioacatives are antagonistic, what would be the consequences of such consumptions? Hence, appropriate understanding of the uses, types of components in each kind of fruit or vegetable, parts of the edible portions, etc. are critical for proper diet practices. In this book, descriptions of 50 types of vegetables consumed by people throughout Indonesia are given, including the folklores about the curing capacity or partially proven curing practices using fruits and vegetables, as well as regions of Indonesia where the products are abundantly distributed. The challenges in order to prove the folklores based on scientific data warrant very fertile research areas in functional foods as well as processing to optimize curing effects, and indeed to prove the quote scientifically. Therefore, this book is expected to give overviews and current updates on vegetable health benefits, ultimately vegetables which are daily consumed in Indonesia.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Agriculture and Food Technology
Divisions: Faculty of Agricultural Technology > Food Technology Study Program
Depositing User: Indah Epriliati
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 01:18
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 01:18

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