Book co-edited by SQU academic wins award

MUSCAT: A book co-edited by Dr Mohamed Essa, Associate Professor in Food Science and Nutrition Department at Sultan Qaboos University, Dr Mohammed Akbar (NIH, USA) and Dr Mushtaq Memon (WSU, Pullman), titled “Food and Brain Health”, has won the award in the category of “the best health and nutrition book — institutions” and qualified for the next world competition of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which will be held in Yantai, China in June 2015.

284193This book is the one of the outcomes of the project funded by The Research Council of Oman to Dr Mohammed Essa. Benefit of food (fruits, vegetables and nuts) on brain related diseases are discussed in this book.

The book has comprehensive collection of research studies/review articles that will benefit students at various levels, researchers in several disciplines (such as alternative medicines, nutrition, neurosciences, agriculture, food science and medicine) and many others interested in the discipline.

The authors have accumulated many years of experience in their respective scientific fields including natural compounds and their potential beneficial effects on human health. The articles are written by experienced researchers from various countries including USA, Australia, Japan, India, China and Oman.

Researchers from SQU alone, contributed 11 chapters out of the 27 chapters in the book.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. It is free competition and open to publishers in all languages and countries. The Gourmand Awards celebrate global cookbook publishing and feature many world renowned chefs each year.

It is sometimes described as the “Oscars of food awards” The main aim is to honour the authors and to increase knowledge and respect for food culture, which promotes peace.


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