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Food as Medicine

Functional Food Plants of Africa

Food as Medicine by Maurice M. Iwu
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This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.
CRC Press; November 2016
406 pages; ISBN 9781315354385
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Title: Food as Medicine
Author: Maurice M. Iwu