Food Science for Gardeners – Available for Pre-order

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Robert Pavlis

The next book in my Science for Gardeners series is ready for pre-order on Amazon.

This book is all about food nutrition and safety. The book answers the question, what is nutrition and how do garden practices affect nutrition. For example, does organic gardening produce more nutritious food? Are heirlooms more nutritious than hybrids? How do various cooking and preservation techniques affect the quality of food? Is spinach really full of iron and can our gut absorb it?

A good part of the book is dedicated to food safety. What happens to pathogens during harvesting, preserving and cooking food? What about chemical toxins? Is it safe to grow in plastic containers? What about microplastics in the soil? Do microwaves affect antioxidants and are toxins produced when you grill a steak? The book answers these questions along with hundreds of others that you have been wondering about.

And don’t forget food myths! I can’t write a book without adding myths and there are many food myths.

Food Science for Gardeners – Grow, Harvest, and Prepare Nutrient Dense Foods

Everyone’s guide to using the power of science to produce healthier and tastier fruits and vegetables

From garden to fork, Food Science for Gardeners is everyone’s guide to optimizing the quality of garden produce and preparing the most delicious and nutritious food possible.

Beginning with a high-level overview of food quality and nutrient density, this invaluable resource then takes a deep, but accessible, dive into:

Compost Science for Gardeners by Robert Pavlis
  • The essential nutrient groups―proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber―as well as phytonutrients and their antioxidant properties
  • Factors affecting food safety such as pesticides, microplastics, bacteria, and other forms of chemical and biological contamination
  • The pros and cons of a host of approaches to storage and preservation including canning, drying, pickling, and fermentation
  • An extensive variety of cooking methods and how they affect nutrient availability
  • Gardening techniques for growing nutritious food, including the use of organic practices, selecting the right cultivars, and enhancing soil health to improve food quality
  • A complete section dedicated to the best growing methods for common fruits and vegetables.

Whether you’re a home gardener, local food enthusiast, or small-scale farmer, Food Science for Gardeners demystifies the science of food, enabling you to put the best quality vegetables and fruits on your plate.

Available as a Print Book, eBook and Audio Book (to be confirmed)

The book should ship in September of 2024. A decision about the audio book has not been made yet.

Can’t Wait for the Book?

Check out these blog posts:

Growing Food in Plastic Containers – Is It Safe?

How to Grow Nutrient Dense Food

18 Food Safety Myths For The Home Gardener

Growing Mineral Rich Food – Are Heirlooms and Organic Methods Better?

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Robert Pavlis

I have been gardening my whole life and have a science background. Besides writing and speaking about gardening, I own and operate a 6 acre private garden called Aspen Grove Gardens which now has over 3,000 perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees. Yes--I am a plantaholic!

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