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Extolling the pleasures and virtues of fruits and vegetables from asparagus and apples to yams and zucchini, with virtually everything in between Barry Ballister, premier greengrocer, presents a complete guide to the bounty of nature. Looking for glowing skin Try luscious mangoes, rich in beta carotene. Calcium-rich broccoli will strengthen your bones, and it might even fight cancer. Each entry contains a chart that details the nutritional content of the food.
The newest edition includes information on organic produce, finding summer fruit year-round, shopping in your local supermarket, ripening fruit at home, and more. With anecdotes and descriptions of 175 varieties of fresh produce including 20 kinds of lettuce and 13 kinds of tomatoes as well as herbs, wild mushrooms, and tropical fruits accompanied by more than 300 recipes ranging from main course to dessert, this is truly the essential guide to every fruit and vegetable under the sun.