Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples: Nutrition, Botany, and Use

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This volume details the nutritional properties, botanical characteristics and ethnic uses of traditional food plants of indigenous Canadian Peoples. It contains an index of over one thousand plants from all provinces of Canada, as well as the bordering states, for which the Indian and Inuit peoples of each regfion have been consulted as the definitive source concerning plant usage within the scope of their environment and culture. Health care professionals and organizations working with Indigenous Canadian Peoples, biologists, ehtnologists and academics will appreciate the comprehensive information compiled on nutritional, medical and botanical characteristics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Overview of the Nutrient Value and Use
9
Descriptions and Uses of Plant Foods
25
Comprehensive List of Plant Food Species
267
Nutrient Values of Traditional Plant Foods
341
Bibliography 585
487
Appendices
513
Species by common name
523
Species by botanical name
565
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