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Handbook of Nuts

Herbal Reference Library, 1st Edition

By James A. Duke

CRC Press

360 pages

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Over one hundred of the world's most important species of nuts are systematically accounted for in this informative handbook. The text defines nuts and discusses their economic and nutritional value. For easy reference, there is an illustrated account of each nut by species, arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Each account includes the family name, several colloquial names, and paragraphs on uses, folk medicine, chemistry, germplasm, distribution, ecology, cultivation, harvesting, yields, energy, and biotic factors.

Chapters Describe:

  • Uses

  • Folk medicine

  • Chemistry

  • Germplasm

  • Distribution

  • Ecology

  • Cultivation

  • Harvesting

  • Yields and economics

  • Energy

  • Biotic factors
  • Reviews

    This highly detailed compilation is of interest to farmers, producers, food technologists, chemists, pharmacognosists, and those in research and development of food and medicinal plants, new and established. There is a great deal of data you simply won't find in any other single work.

    -HerbalGram

    Table of Contents

    Introduction. Acknowledgements and Conceptual-ization. Procedure and Format. Acrocomia sclerocarpa. Acrocomia totai. Adhatoda vasica. Aleurites fordii. Aleurites moluccana. Aleurites montana. Amphicarpaea bracteata. Anacardium occi-dentale. Apios americana. Areca catechu. Arenga pinnata. Arto-carpus altilis. Artocarpus heterophyllus. Balanites aeqyptiaca. Bar-ringtonia procera. Bertholletia excelsa. Borassus flabellifer. Brosimum alicastrum. Brosimum utile. Bruguiera gymnorrhiza. Buchanania lanzan. Butyrospermum paradoxum. Calamus rotang. Canarium indicum. Canarium ovatum. Carya illinoiensis. Caryocar amygdaliferum. Caryocar nuciferum. Caryocar spp. Caryodendron orinocense. Castanea crenata. Castanea dentata. Castanea mollissima. Castanea pumila. Castanea sativa. Castanospermum australe. Ceiba pen-tandra. Cocos nucifera. Cola acuminata. Cola nitida. Cola verticil-lata. Cordeauxia edulis. Corylus americana. Corylus avellana. Corylus chinesis. Corylus colurna. Corylus cornuta. Corylus ferox. Corylus heterophylla. Corylus maxima. Coula edula. Cycas circinalis. Cyas revoluta. Cyas rumphii. Cyperus esculentus. Cyperus rotundus. Detarium senegalense. Elaeis guineensis. Elaesis oleifera. Eleocharis dulcis. Fagus grandifolia. Fagus syl-vatica. Ginkgo biloba. Gnetum gnemon. Heliathis annuus. Hy-phaene thebaica. Inocarpus edulis. Jatropha curcas. Jessenia bataua. Juglans ailanthifolia. Juglans cinerea. Juglans hindsii. Juglans nigra. Juglans regia. Lecythis elliptica. Lecythis ollaria. Lecythis pisonis. Licania rigida. Macadamia spp. Madhuca longifolia. Moringa oleifera. Nelumbo nucifera. Nypa fruticans. Orbigyna cohune. Orbigyna spp. Pachira aquatica. Paullinia cupana. Phytelephas macrocarpa. Pinus edulis. Pinus quadrifolia. Pistacia vera. Pittosporum resiniferum. Platonia esculenta. Prunus dulcis. Quercus suber. Ricinodendron heude-lotii. Ricinodendron rautanenii. Santalum acuminatum. Sapium seb-iferum. Schleichera oleosa. Sclerocarya caffra. Simmondsia chinensis. Telfairia occidentalis. Telfairia pedata. Terminalia cat-appa. Trapa spp. Treculia africana. Virola sebifera. Virola surinamensis. Illustrations Credits. References. Index.

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCI086000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
    TEC003000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General