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Cover for The likely impact of the 2015-2018 drought in South Africa: lessons from the 2008 food price crisis and future implications.

Although still controversial, several reviews of research show that organic foods are more nutritious and contain fewer poisons than conventional foods. Poor food choices lead to low dietary diversity, and refined foods have many nutrients removed; low nutrient density and high sugars, salts and...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Piek, H.; Battersby, J.; Devereux, S.; Olivier, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Influence of diet on Rabbit meat quality.

This chapter discussed te influence of the different dietary factors such as cholesterol, fatty acids, water, protein, lipids, ash and energy on rabbit meat quality and safety.

Author(s)
Hernández, P.; Zotte, A. dalle
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and climatic environment.

This chapter discussed the different variables in the environment that affects the nutrition of rabbits. Among these variables are temperature, humidity, light, altitude, small and noise. In this chapter the variables temperature and humidity were given emphasis.

Author(s)
Cervera, C.; Carmona, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vaccinium</i> spp. blueberry and cranberry.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, nutritive value, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of Vaccinium spp. (blueberries and cranberries). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation methods for...

Author(s)
Song GuoQing
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Glucosinolates in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica</i>.

The order Brassicales is characterized by a specific group of secondary plant metabolites, namely the glucosinolates, which are sulfur and nitrogen-containing compounds. For human nutrition, glucosinolates are of special interest due to their health-promoting properties in general and the cancer...

Author(s)
Neugart, S.; Hanschen, F. S.; Schreiner, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The root vegetables: beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip.

The main aim of this chapter is to identify key physiological factors underlying the initiation and growth of the storage root of beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip. Additionally, life processes including dormancy, vernalization requirement, flowering, the production of secondary metabolites, and...

Author(s)
Goldman, I. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cucurbits.

This second edition, which is completely updated with new content and full-colour figures throughout, continues to provide complete coverage relating to the production of cucurbits, including cucumbers, gourds, muskmelons, pumpkins, squashes and watermelons. It provides up-to-date, succinct and...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book
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Cover for Cucurbits for human health.

Cucurbit fruits are comparable in nutrient content to other fruits and vegetables and are exceptional for high pro-vitamin A content of some cultivars of squash and melon, and the abundant oil and protein in seeds of Telfairia, Cucurbita and other cucurbits. Cucurbits are a good source of...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potato.

This chapter focuses on the history, nutritive value and importance and morphological and phenological characteristics of potatoes. Information on the growth and development, cultivation, dry matter content of tubers, environmental factors affecting tuber bulking and yield, carbohydrate metabolism...

Author(s)
Rosen, C. J.; Gupta, S. K.; Souza, E. F. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet corn.

This chapter focuses on the cultivation history, economics, nutritive value and various factors determining crop quality in sweet corn. Information on endosperm mutants and germination in sweet corn, growing, harvesting and conditioning high-sugar sweet corn seed, plant anatomy and development and...

Author(s)
Tracy, W. F.; Shuler, S.; Dodson-Swenson, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter

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