Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation

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This fascinating, readable volume is filled with enticing, detailed information about more than 30 different Incan crops that promise to follow the potato's lead and become important contributors to the world's food supply. Some of these overlooked foods offer special advantages for developing nations, such as high nutritional quality and excellent yields. Many are adaptable to areas of the United States.
Lost Crops of the Incas includes vivid color photographs of many of the crops and describes the authors' experiences in growing, tasting, and preparing them in different ways. This book is for the gourmet and gourmand alike, as well as gardeners, botanists, farmers, and agricultural specialists in developing countries.

 

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INTRODUCTION
ROOTS AND TUBERS 22
Potatoes 93
GRAINS 124
LEGUMES 162
VEGETABLES 190
FRUITS 210
NUTS 317
Research Contacts 347

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