By Chi-Tang Ho, H. Rodolfo Juliani, James Simon

ISBN-10: 0841269874

ISBN-13: 9780841269873

Africa has been and is still an important resource of medicinal and fragrant crops and botanicals to the world's meals, drug, herb and nutritional complement marketplace, and long ago decade various African plant fabrics have confirmed a robust foreign industry presence. This booklet offers an outstanding chance to delve into the present and destiny contributions that African crops can and should proceed to make either inner to Africa and at the worldwide degree. This e-book expertly covers quite a few medicinal vegetation of African foundation and the the various most up-to-date easy and medical learn aiding their ongoing and capability makes use of in self-care and healthcare. This paintings additionally examines a number of concerns and traits in medicinal vegetation from their makes use of in conventional medication and ethnobotany, to our glossy figuring out of the vegetation chemistry and pharmacognosy, usual items chemistry and purposes of medicinal crops, quality controls, and versions of profit sharing.

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Every part of the baobab tree is reported to be useful (Owen, 1970, cited in (4) and (14)). Food Uses Fruits The baobab fruit pulp is probably the most important foodstuff. It can be dissolved in water or milk. The liquid is then used as a drink, a sauce for food, a fermenting agent in local brewing, or as a substitute for cream of tartar in baking (11). , 1998b, cited in (4)). The pulp is never cooked as the hot drinks are being prepared, rather it is added at the end of the preparation process after the drinks are allowed to cool (9).

It is also a very rich source of energy and has a relatively low fat value (14). 60 Figure 2. Baobab Seeds (SOURCE: Emmy De Caluwé, Benin, 2004) Fermentation of baobab seeds decreases protein and carbohydrate but increases fat levels. Fermentation has varied effects on the mineral concentrations of the baobab seeds (32). , 1985, cited in (11)). 9%. However, higher levels of carbohydrates have been recorded (Palmer and Pitman, 1972, cited in (11)). According to (35), the seed contains relatively high amounts of protein, crude fat, and crude fibre, and low levels of carbohydrates.

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