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Prosopis as a Heat Tolerant Nitrogen Fixing Desert Food Legume

Academic Press

Describes the enormous historical importance of these trees as a human food source and reviews the contemporary food science of the fruit derived from these trees

Titre : Prosopis as a Heat Tolerant Nitrogen Fixing Desert Food Legume


* Edited by the world’s leading experts on Prospis species with globally recognized contributors
* Covers the different perspectives surrounding the advantages and disadvantages of planting different Prosopis species
* Discusses the applications of Prosopis species, including how the fruits of this tree can be used as a raw food material

Editor (s) : Maria Puppo Peter Felker
Publisher  : Academic Press Elsevier
Date de parution : 1st August 2021
Pages : 225

Présentation
Prosopis describes the enormous historical importance of these trees as a human food source and reviews the contemporary food science of the fruit derived from these trees. As well, this treatise reviews the native genetic resources of this genus on 4 continents and classical genetic and horticultural techniques that could help stabilize the environment and alleviate human suffering on some of the world’s most destitute agro-ecosystems. This book is an essential read for researchers interested in forestry and plant science, environmental science, and functional foods.

The legume family (Fabaceae) contains many genera and species that through their nitrogen fixing process provide high protein food and feed for humans and animals. As evidenced by its presence in Death Valley, California, which holds the record for the highest temperatures in the world, these types of plants can thrive in extreme environments.

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