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By Robert S. Harris (auth.), Endel Karmas, Robert S. Harris (eds.)

Dramatic alterations within the attitudes towards human meals have taken position dur­ ing the prior decade. Food-related and doctors in addition to shoppers are actually, greater than ever ahead of, conscious of and anxious approximately vitamin, meals, and the useful and deleterious results of nutrition processing upon food. The outdated announcing "We are what we consume" remains to be appropriate. Nutritious foodstuff will give a contribution enormously to shoppers' solid healthiness and eventually lessen scientific accounts. foodstuff processing is vital to retaining our nutrients reserves from one harvest to a different, hence letting us serve our day-by-day nutrition on a regular basis. If foodstuff processing is outlined as together with all remedies of foodstuffs from harvest to intake, then greater than ninety five% of our meals should be regarded as processed. typically, meals processing and garage reason a few relief within the dietary price of meals. Advances in nutrients technology and meals expertise have ended in a rise in nu­ trient retention after processing. furthermore, modern client greater knows how you can steer clear of over the top nutrient losses in the course of nutrition education. the knowledge offered during this thoroughly revised reference and textbook might help the reader to appreciate larger the connection among nutrition processing and nutrient retention. The authors' scholarly contributions are vastly appreciated.

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Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1976-1984. Composition of foods: Raw, processed, prepared. In Agriculture Handbook 8, Vols. 8-1-8-12. USDA, Washington, DC. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) i984A. Food consumption, prices, and expenditures, 1963-1983. Compiled by K. Bunch. Economic Research Service, USDA Statistical Bull. 713. Washington, DC. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1984B. Unpublished data from Human Nutrition Information Service. Compiled by R. Marston and N. Raper. Washington, DC.

Murphy (1973) reported that the flatulence-distress syndrome after eating cooked crucifers is not as chronic and offensive as that produced after the consumption of beans, sweet potatoes, and onions. Most of the goitrogen properties of vegetable products are lost during cooking. Green (1962) estimated that iodine deficiency caused endemic nontoxic goiter in all but 4% of the cases. Of this 4%, it could not be demonstrated that goitrogens in brassica vegetables were the major causal agents. Cauliflower and kale, among the crucifers, have high concentrations of thiocyanate.

B. Desai Today's world is faced with an acute need to provide enough nutritive food for all its people. Increased consciousness about nutrition, food, and health has significantly influenced our modem agriculture and food industry. About 90% of the world's food (measured in calories) is vegetable products, of which 80% constitutes starchy foods, such as grains and tubers. As pointed out by Salunkheetal. (1974) in their account of assessment of nutritive value, quality, and stability of cruciferous vegetables during storage and subsequent processing, this is an appropriate time to assess food production, storage, and processing and to determine if vegetable crops with more nutrients can be produced and preserved for a longer time without much loss in quality and wholesomeness.

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