Shopper's Guide to Na

East West Journal, Editor Avery Publishing Group $12.95 (204p) ISBN 978-0-89529-233-9
With rice cakes coming in such flavors as buckwheat, apple-cinnamon and Italian spices, and with tofu available in supermarkets, the time is right for a thorough shopper's guide to the world of natural foods. East West has filled that need admirably. A compilation of essays, nutrition tables, explanations and recipes, this book is helpful to dedicated natural food consumers as well as those who just want to incorporate a little more bran in their diet. Here the reader can discover the nutritional differences between various brands of rice cakes on the market, whether there's truth to the rumor that sea vegetables accumulate heavy metals, the difference between shoyu and tamari, and how to make a sourdough starter. Mail-order sources are given as well as advice on what to look for in evaluating and choosing a neighborhood health food store. A comprehensive bibliography is included for further research. (August)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1995
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