Thirty years ago the investigations of Atwater and Bryant were published as Bulletin 28 of the United States Department of Agriculture, and this work has been a classic in the realm of nutrition, having been utilized all over the world. Since then practically nothing has been written of any moment concerning the analysis of foods, and this in spite of the fact that a host of new foods in various forms have been presented to the eating public.
Bridges has made an enormous number of original food analyses and in addition has had made an extensive search of international data in order to collect in one volume the information presented in this book. The result is an extremely complete summary of every known article of diet; at least any unusual article of food which the reviewer, picking at random, attempted to find absent was listed.
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