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Nuts and Nut Products in Human Health and Nutrition

Edited by Venketeshwer Rao

University of Toronto


Leticia Rao

University of Toronto

Md Ahiduzzaman

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

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A. K. M. Aminul Islam

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Nuts, including peanuts, have always been an important part of the human diet. They are nutrient-dense food products containing health-friendly lipids, beneficial phytonutrients, and other essential vitamins and minerals. Basic, clinical, and epidemiological research is now being directed towards understanding the mechanisms by which nuts influence human health and developing dietary guidelines for their optimum consumption. Research is also being directed towards the issues of fungal contamination of nuts, associated risks to human health, and methods of minimizing such risks. This book addresses these topics in chapters written by international experts in the field.

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Nuts and Nut Products in Human Health and NutritionEdited by Venketeshwer Rao

Published: November 24th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92282

ISBN: 978-1-78985-511-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-192-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-512-8

Copyright year: 2021

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1062 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Introductory Chapter: The Role of Nuts and Nut Products in Human Health and Disease

By A. Venketeshwer Rao and Leticia Rao


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2. Nut Phytonutrients for Healthy Gut: Prebiotic Potential

By Jinu Medhi and Mohan Chandra Kalita


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3. Nuts as Dietary Source of Fatty Acids and Micro Nutrients in Human Health

By Chiranjiv Pradhan, Nikhila Peter and Namitha Dileep


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4. Fungal Contaminants and Mycotoxins in Nuts

By Giulia Mirabile, Patrizia Bella, Antonio Vella, Vincenzo Ferrantelli and Livio Torta


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5. Nutrient Composition and Aflatoxin Contamination of African Sourced Peanuts and Cashew Nuts: Its Implications on Health

By Modupeade C. Adetunji, Stephen A. Akinola, Nancy Nleya and Mwanza Mulunda


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6. Genetic Potential and Possible Improvement of Sesamum indicum L.

By Muthulakshmi Chellamuthu, Selvi Subramanian and Manonmani Swaminathan


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