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Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants

Ethnobotany and Food Composition Tables

Editors: Sánchez-Mata, María de Cortes, Tardío, Javier (Eds.)

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  • Provides content not included in other books on Mediterranean ethnobotany
  • Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to plant science
  • Analyzes the food use of many wild edible plants, widely distributed in the Mediterranean area
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About this book

This book is the result of collaboration between botanists and food chemists, with the purpose of improving the knowledge of the main wild species of traditional use as foods in the Mediterranean area, focus on ethnobotanical aspects, natural production, uses and nutritional aspects. One of the novelties of the book would be the publication of complete food composition tables of more than 40 species, which are not usually included in nutrient databases of foods. Many of the data included comes from the chemical analysis of representative samples of these species and other are compiled from the scientific literature. Since this topic had not been fully studied, this book provides an interesting tool to be used with the purpose of the revalorization of wild food species, preservation of their traditional uses, and also as alternatives to improve the diversity of modern Mediterranean diets.​

About the authors

Dr. María de Cortes Sánchez-Mata, PhD in Pharmacy, is currently a professor in Food Science at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. She has performed a continuous research on the analysis of nutrients, antinutrients and bioactive compounds in plant foods, with the focus on human health promotion.

Dr. Javier Tardío, PhD in Agricultural Engineering, is currently a researcher at IMIDRA (Madrid Institute for Rural Development, Agriculture and Food Research), in Madrid, Spain. He has maintained an active research on different aspects of Ethnobotany, especially on Mediterranean wild edible plants.

Reviews

“Chapters on the contribution of wild plants to dietary intakes do a nice job of connecting the kinds of nutritional data presented in the monographs to functions of those nutrients in the human body. Excellent use is made of photographs, in particular as they are gathered together to illustrate different aspects of one theme. … a vast amount of pertinent information is crammed into the book.” (Susanne Masters, Economic Botany, Vol. 70 (4), December, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • A Historical Perspective of Wild Plant Foods in the Mediterranean Area

    Pages 3-13

    Torija-Isasa, María Esperanza, PhD (et al.)

  • The Mediterranean Landscape and Wild Edible Plants

    Pages 15-31

    Sánchez-Mata, Prof. Daniel, PhD (et al.)

  • Nutritional Ethnobotany in Europe: From Emergency Foods to Healthy Folk Cuisines and Contemporary Foraging Trends

    Pages 33-56

    Łuczaj, Łukasz, PhD (et al.)

  • Ethnobotanical Analysis of Wild Fruits and Vegetables Traditionally Consumed in Spain

    Pages 57-79

    Tardío, Javier, PhD (et al.)

  • Natural Production and Cultivation of Mediterranean Wild Edibles

    Pages 81-107

    Molina, María, PhD (et al.)

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 145,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3327-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-8021-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants
Book Subtitle
Ethnobotany and Food Composition Tables
Editors
  • María de Cortes Sánchez-Mata
  • Javier Tardío
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3329-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3329-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3327-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-8021-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 478
Number of Illustrations
71 b/w illustrations
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