A Whole Foods Primer: A Comprehensive, Instructive, And Enlightening Guide to the World of... by Food Drying Books
Updated on 3-24-2013.
"A Whole Foods Primer" demonstrates the wisdom of selecting whole foods for optimal intake of the nutrients essential for good health. In this book, readers will learn about the basic nutritional components of each whole food group and their specific functions and beneficial roles in the body. The text presents nutrient profiles and surprising facts about some hundred whole foods, their historical uses as food and medicine, and the latest research that identifies their health-bestowing quanlities. "A Whole Foods Primer" describes the special characteristics shoppers should seek so they can identify the peak of nutritonal value and flavor in whole foods. It also provides instructions on the best cooking techniques and storage conditons to help minimize nutritional losses, as well as the best methods to preserve fresh foods for future use. Useful tips to increase consumption of whole foods easily and to encourage emperimentation with unfamiliar ones are included, as are practical resources for recipes, cookbooks, and contact information for purveyors of quality whole foods.
This is a wonderful book to keep in the kitchen with all your recipe books. I use it as a reference all the time. The author has read the science and is highly regarded in her field. Is broccoli more nutritious raw or cooked? Should chicken be washed before being cooked? Is butter bad for your healthy? Why is wild salmon healthier than farmed? Some of the answers will surprise you.