Food and Feed from Legumes and Oilseeds

  • E. Nwokolo
  • J. Smartt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Legumes

About this book


Oilseeds and legumes provide a significant proportion of the protein and energy requirements of the world population. This important new book provides comprehensive details of the main oil seed and legume crops focusing particularly on the nutritional aspects of these crops which are, or have the potential to be, more widely exploited in developing countries where are or have the potential to be, more widely exploited in developing countries where protein and energy malnutrition continue to escalate. The predicted rapid rise of populations in many world regions which are increasingly vulnerable to food shortages means that a full knowledge of the nutritional significance of available crops is vital in helping to prevent potential calamities. Food and Feed from Legumes and Oil Seeds has been written by a team of international contributors, each with direct experience of these important crops and their nutritional merits, and the editors are both international experts in the crops covered. This book will become of great value to nutritionists, food and feed scientists and technologists, agricultural scientists and all those involved with overseas developments and food aid organizations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. Nwokolo
    • 1
  • J. Smartt
    • 2
  1. 1.Lifeline AssociatesUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of SouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8050-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0433-3
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