Food Science for Gardeners

Grow, Harvest, and Prepare Nutrient Dense Foods

Food Science for Gardeners is everyone’s guide to optimizing the quality of garden produce, including avoiding safety risks such as pesticides and microplastics; the pros and cons of different storage methods; and how to prepare the most nutrient-dense and delicious vegetables and fruits possible.

By: Robert Pavlis

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This item will be released October 1, 2024.

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Everyone’s guide to using the power of science to produce healthier and tastier fruits and vegetables

From garden to fork, Food Science for Gardeners is everyone’s guide to optimizing the quality of garden produce and preparing the most delicious and nutritious food possible.

Beginning with a high-level overview of food quality and nutrient density, this invaluable resource then takes a deep, but accessible, dive into:

  • The essential nutrient groups—proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber—as well as phytonutrients and their antioxidant properties
  • Factors affecting food safety such as pesticides, microplastics, bacteria, and other forms of chemical and biological contamination
  • The pros and cons of a host of approaches to storage and preservation including canning, drying, pickling, and fermentation
  • An extensive variety of cooking methods and how they affect nutrient availability
  • Gardening techniques for growing nutritious food, including the use of organic practices, selecting the right cultivars, and enhancing soil health to improve food quality
  • A complete section dedicated to the best growing methods for common fruits and vegetables.

Whether you’re a home gardener, local food enthusiast, or small-scale farmer, Food Science for Gardeners demystifies the science of food, enabling you to put the best quality vegetables and fruits on your plate.

About The Author(s)

Robert Pavlis has been an avid gardener for over four decades. He is the owner and developer of Aspen Grove Gardens, a 6-acre botanical garden that features over 3,000 varieties of plants. Specializing in soil science, he has been an instructor for Landscape Ontario and is a garden blogger, writer, and chemist. The author of Building Natural Ponds, Pavlis is a well-known speaker whose audiences include Master Gardener groups, horticultural societies, orchid societies, and garden shows such as Canada Blooms and the FarmSmart conference. He teaches gardening fundamentals at the University of Guelph and garden design for the City of Guelph, Ontario, where he currently resides.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865719781

Page Count: 192

Dimensions: 6 × 9 × 0.45 in

Publication Date: October 01, 2024

Images: Black & White Images

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