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!