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Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products

Editors: Mariod, Abdalbasit Adam (Ed.)

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  • Extensively covers wild fruits from their growth and chemical makeup to their harvest, distribution, health effects and beyond
  • Focuses on wild fruits' effects on the quality of life, food security, economics and health of native populations worldwide
  • Outlines the phytochemical constituents, bioactive compounds, traditional and medicinal uses and chemical composition of over 50 indigenous wild fruits  
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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. 

About the authors

Abdalbasit Adam Mariod (Ed.) is a Professor in the Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage Center at Ghibaish College of Science & Technology in Ghibaish, Sudan

Table of contents (42 chapters)

Table of contents (42 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products
Editors
  • Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31885-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31885-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31884-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 577
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 110 illustrations in colour
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