TRADITIONAL PLANT FOODS OF CANADIAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Nutrition, Botany and Use

HARRIET V. KUHNLEIN
School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
McGillUniversity
Montreal, Quebec

and

NANCY J. TURNER
Environmental Studies Program
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

 

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Food and Nutrition in History and Anthropology
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TRADITIONAL PLANT FOODS OF CANADIAN INDIGENOUS

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Nutrition, Botany and Use

Harriet V. Kuhnlein andNancy J. Turner

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CONTENTS

Foreword

Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1: Introduction

CHAPTER 2: What's So Special about Indigenous Foods

CHAPTER 3: An Overview of the Nutrient Value and Use of Plant Foods by Indigenous Peoples

CHAPTER 4: Descriptions and Uses of Plant Foods by Indigenous Peoples

CHAPTER 5: Comprehensive List of Plant Food Species

CHAPTER 6: Nutrient Values of Traditional Plant Food
(Tables of Nutrient Composition)
(References for Nutrient Tables)

Bibliography

Appendices

          1.Linguistic affiliations and locations of Canadian Indigenous Peoples

          2.Species by common name

          3.Species by botanical name