Eating on the Wild Side

Eating on the Wild Side

The Missing Link to Optimum Health

Book - 2013
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The next stage in the food revolution: a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost.

Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants for more than 400 generations.

Eating on the Wild Side reveals the solution -- choosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but that also please the modern palate. Jo Robinson explains that many of these newly identified varieties can be found in supermarkets and farmer's market, and introduces simple, scientifically proven methods of preparation that enhance their flavor and nutrition. Based on years of scientific research and filled with food history and practical advice, Eating on the Wild Side will forever change the way we think about food.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316227940
Branch Call Number: 613.2 Rob
Characteristics: viii, 407 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Styner, Andie


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Jun 25, 2017

I thought I knew quite a bit about food and nutrition; I rarely read something new. Wow...did I learn a lot! I even started taking notes. Finally, I decided that I just needed to buy a copy for reference. This book is packed full of surprising (and well referenced) information on which foods have the highest nutritional value, how to pick the freshest foods in produce, how to prepare them for maximum nutritional impact and which varieties to plant in our own garden. I guarantee you will be surprised by the interesting facts presented. I highly recommend this book!

Jan 25, 2016

I borrowed this book even though I knew I was pressed for time (especially for reading!). As it turns out, I could not put it down. It is fascinating and written in a way that it is a pleasure to read. I learned a lot about something we do everyday -eating fruits and vegetables.
I am buying my own copy today to keep as a reference.

Mar 14, 2015

Very, very informative! Although the book does contain information found in many other books, this one far more comprehensive and interestingly informative than many others. I just love a book that has new things for me to learn!

0Charlie Nov 10, 2014

I found this work very informative. Although I know which foods are considered healthy, I didn't realize the best ways to choose fruits and vegetables at the store. It is humbling to see that how my purchases are stored and cooked have such a huge impact on the retention of nutrients. I will be making efforts to incorporate the ideas into my food preparation from now on. Thanks.

Ever wonder if you should be storing those beautiful apples you just bought on the counter or in the fridge? You are not alone! Robinson is here to answer that question and many others so that you get the most nutrition from your fruit and veggies. In addition, she discusses the fascinating history of different fruits and vegetables as well as how to choose the best produce in the supermarket, where and how to store it when you get home (not all produce should go in the crisper drawer!), and prepare it when you're ready to eat so that optimal nutrition levels are maintained.

This book is a must for anyone concerned about nutrition and getting the most out of the produce you're putting into your body.

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