Oilseeds and legumes provide a significant proportion of the protein and energy requirement of the world's population. This book provides full details of the main oilseed and legume crops, focusing particularly on the nutritional aspects of these crops which are, or have the potential to be, useful in developing coutries where protein and energy malnutrition continue to be escalating problems. The predicted rapid rise of populations in many world regions which are increasingly vulnerable to food shortages means that a full knowledge of the nutritional significance of the crops available is vital for helping to alleviate such potential calamities. The editor of "Food and Feed from Oilseeds and Legumes", Dr Nwokolo, has pulled together a team of international contributors who have direct experience with the important crops and their nutritionists, food and feed scientists, agricultural scientists and all those involved in overseas development and food aid organizations. This book should be of interest to nutritionists, food scientists, agricultural scientists, animal feed specialists, edible oil specialists, development agencies, overseas aid agencies.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group