Street Foods

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Artemis P. Simopoulos, Ramesh Venkataramana Bhat
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 175 pages
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This publication focuses on street foods in selected developed and developing countries, including information on nutritional, economic, safety and regulatory aspects and comparing consumption patterns as well as the profiles of the street food vendor in different cultures.
Street foods are inexpensive and available foods that in many countries form an integral part of the diet because they are consumed with regularity and consistency across all income groups, but particularly among the urban poor and schoolchildren. The street food trade is large and complex, providing an important means of generating income, particularly for women, and it is an affordable source of food for many millions of people. Street foods have therefore been considered as a way of reducing problems of urban food insecurity and as a possible vehicle for micronutrient supplementation.
Scientists and policy makers in the areas of international health, nutrition, food and trade as well as physicians, nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, anthropologists, sociologists will particularly benefit from this publication.
 

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Contents

An Old Habit Turned New
1
Street Foods in America A True Melting Pot
25
Public Street Foods in Australia
45
Profile of Street Foods Sold in Asian Countries
53
Street Foods in Africa
100
Street Foods in Latin America
123
The Mexican Case Joy or Jeopardy?
138
The Israeli Scenario
155
Author Index
169
Subject Index
170
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