First published in 1991, Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples details the nutritional properties, botanical characteristics and ethnic uses of a wide variety of traditional plant foods used by the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Comprehensive and detailed, this volume explores both the technical use of plants and their cultural connections. It will be of interest to scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including Indigenous Peoples with their specific cultural worldviews; nutritionists and other health professionals who work with Indigenous Peoples and other rural people; other biologists, ethnologists, and organizations that address understanding of the resources of the natural world; and academic audiences from a variety of disciplines.
1: Introduction; 2: What's so special about Indigenous Foods; 3: An overview of the nutrient value and use of plant foods by Indigenous Peoples; 4: Descriptions and uses of plant foods by Indigenous Peoples; 5: Comprehensive list of plant food species; 6: Nutrient values of traditional plant foods; Bibliography; Appendices; Index
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