GASTRONOMIC BOTANY AND MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY

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There are three aspects around which is organized a body of knowledge related to gastronomy and “plant world”: 1) Gastronomic Botany: use of plants, algae and fungi in food, 2) Nutrition and Health: Bioactive principles of functional foods, nutrigenomics 3) Economic Botany: social, economic and health aspects related to the plant products market. Gastronomy is a cultural object changing over time depending mainly on several factors: 1) raw material for food, 2) knowledge about the properties of some of these substances, 3) methods and techniques for the use of these materials.

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