Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World - Illustrated Guide

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Hardcover, 348 pages.
by Rolf Blanke
ISBN: 978-0801454172

The Tropical regions are ho me to a vast variety of edible fruits, tubes, and spices. Tropical fruits such as banana, mango, papaya, and pineapple are familiar and treasured staples of our diets, and consequently of great commercial importance, but there are many other interesting species that are little known to inhabitants of temperate regions. What delicacies are best known only by locals? The tropical regions are home to a vast variety of edible fruits, tubers, and spices. Of the more than two thousand species that are commonly used as food in the tropics, only about forty to fifty species are well known internationally. Illustrated with high-quality photographs taken on location in the plants’ natural environment, this field guide describes more than three hundred species of tropical and subtropical species of fruits, tubers, and spices.