Analyses of Some Tropical Foods

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1939
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Rounce, N.V.
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A recent Tropical Agriculturist (Vol. 90, pp. 3-29, 1938) contains a large number of analyses of Ceylon argricultural and horticultural products. The tables below give those which refer to plants grown in East Africa. There is no doubt that such knowledge of the chemical composition of locally grown foods is of the greatest importance for any attempt to improve diets. Moreover, as Dr. Joachim remarks in a prefatory note, although there is some local variation in the composition of any specific plant product, especially in the mineral constituents, the variations are such as would permit of the use of analyses obtained in one country for the planning of diets in another without any serious likelihood of error.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, iv (no5), p. 379-380