How to Live 100 Years; Or, the New Science of Living

How to Live 100 Years; Or, the New Science of Living

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...account of their flavor, due to various aromatic' bodies, fruit acids and sugar. The apple is especially valuable on account of its cheapness and fine keeping qualities, and is used in a variety of ways by the cook to give a relish to plain materials. Although our largest use of them is in sweet dishes, they are perhaps quite as valuable used without sugar; they may be fried in slices and eaten. Fruit is not for all people easy of digestion if eaten in considerable quantities, and this is partly on account of its relatively large per cent. of woody fibre, and also, especially when not quite ripe, because of the acids and pectose contained in them. Huckleberries have 12 per cent. woody fibre, apples only 2 per cent., including the seeds and skin. The importance of dried fruits as food is not well enough understood. Fruit loses in drying a large portion of its water, leaving its nutritive parts in more condensed form for our use; dried apples are very near to bread in the per cent. of nutrients they offer, and the dried pear may be called the date of Germany, so general is its use. With us this fruit is too expensive, but in parts of Germany dried pears are commonly exposed for sale by the barrel like beans; they are eaten in great quantities by the common people, who seem to digest them and dried apples without any trouble, accustomed as their stomachs are to a rye bread and vegetable diet. These dried fruits can be made into a variety of dishes, with potatoes and with beans, and also with noodles and macaroni. CHAPTER XI. FRUIT. To expect health from a diet that does not include fruit would be like expecting a tropical blossom to take on its gorgeous coloring without sunlight. Fruits are absolutely indispensable to health, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799046
  • 9781236799043