A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

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OUP Oxford, Jan 29, 2009 - Reference - 608 pages
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This leading dictionary contains over 6,150 entries covering all aspects of food and nutrition, diet and health. Jargon-free definitions make this a valuable dictionary that clearly explains even the most technical of nutritional terms. From absinthe to zymogens, it covers types of food (including everyday foods and little-known foods, e.g. payusnaya), nutritional information, vitamins, minerals, and key scientific areas including metabolism and genomics.This new and fully revised edition features many entry-level web links, updated and conveniently accessible via the Dictionary of Food and Nutrition companion website, providing relevant extra information. Expanded appendices contain a wealth of useful material, including Recommended Daily Allowance lists.An essential A-Z for nutritionists, food manufacturers, caterers, health-care students, food science/technology students, and anyone who has an interest in, or enjoys, food and wants to find out more about what they eat.

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