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The publication that we present to them is the first one of a series of guides in that diverse professionals of the nutrition, the specializing writing, the graphic design and the photo have given form to an ambitious publishing Foundation project Group Eroski, whose target is to offer to the consumer a detailed and rigorous description on each of the groups of basic food: fruits, vegetables and vegetables, cereals, vegetables, tubers and derivatives, meats, fish, seafood and derivatives, eggs, milk, dry fruits, greasy food (oils, butter...) as well as sweets, drinks, bakery and confectionery. Every chapter of this work "The fruits" includes the origins of the food, the variety or commercial category of each of them, advices to choose those of better quality, and rules of conservation of the product in the hearth. There are analyzed also the nourishing value, the out-standing dietetic qualities and the function of the fruits in the prevention or treatment of diverse ailments. Finally, curiosities are included on every food and a proposal of recipe in which the fruit the principal ingredient.

The widest chapter of this guide is dedicated to describing in detail the peculiarities of each of 41 analyzed fruits. They have been classified by alphabetical order as his common name (that not scientist), with a structure that facilitates the reading and the information search, and includes specific information on a series of aspects that go from the botanical description and singular characteristics of every fruit, up to his origins and geographical distribution, varieties of major production and consumption in our country, his best epoch to acquire them, advices to choose, to preserve and to prepare them in order to make use to the maximum of his dietetic properties, his nourishing composition and the relation of his nutrients emphasized to prepare or to treat diverse ailments, as well as the pathologies in which his consumption is contra-indicated. Every paragraph finishes with a recipe in which there is specified the expediency or unsuitability (adapted, very suitable or unwise) of the consumption as the sanitary profile of the reader.

The personal Questionnaire that allows to the reader autoexaminarse in his knowledge of the dietetic properties of the fruit, his pursuit of the recommendations of consumption, his habits in the conservation and his aptitude to distinguish the quality of the fruits that finds on the market. There are precisely these questions to which one will give them answer along the numerous chapters that include a whole of 44 fruits, from the fresh airs and of period, up to the tropical fruits, without forgetting the dried ones. In each of the questions that compose the test, the user can verify what is the correct answer and his technical argumentation.

Let's know something more on the fruits, there is done a general description of the beneficent role of the consumption of fruits as regards the health and the prevention of numerous illnesses, and the nourishing properties that in general there offers this group of food (energy value contained in carbohydrates, fats or lípidos, proteins, vitamins, mineral salt, fibre, elements fitoquímicos, etc.). There are included, also, information offered by the last national studies relative to the quantity and current frequency of the consumption of fruits in our country. In an understandable and direct way there are explained the processes of transformation to which the fruits turn out to be submitted during his maturation (respiration, sweetening, softening...) processes that cause changes in his flavor, texture, smell, color and nourishing value. Special importance deserves to know the factors that influence his deterioration and that must be born in mind to assure the conservation of the fruit in ideal conditions. Since hangovers are consumed preferably, there runs the risk of suffering food poisonings if there is not respected a series of norms of hygiene and manipulation that are detailed in this second chapter. As with the rest of food, there are reported the innovations regarding the labeling of fruits which target is to guarantee to the consumer the quality of the product from the origin up to the point of sale and that of the guide takes shape with a detailed picture infográfico.

The guide dedicates another paragraph to the organic farming as answer to the increase in the production and consumption in of ecological food and to the every time major worry of the consumer for protecting his health and for the care of the environment. There are described the beginning that govern the organic farming, the regulations that regulate the cultivation, production and distribution of these products, as well as the advantages and disadvantages with regard to the conventional food.

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