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Indian Spices

The Legacy, Production and Processing of India’s Treasured Export

Editors: Sharangi, Amit (Ed.)

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  • Provides comprehensive coverage of Indian spices from their history to present day technologies to future directions for these important and valued crops
  • Outlines the production and processing for Indian spices, including new technologies and production strategies
  • Offers insights into value addition for Indian spices, including molecular breeding, tissue culture, climate change impacts, organic spices, extension strategies and secondary metabolites plus covers aspects leading to the contamination and misidentification of the spices
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About this book

This work comprehensively covers the production, processing and post harvest technology of Indian spices with an added focus on the history and uniqueness of this legendary regional product. Individual chapters describe the unique aspects of these spices and their production, post harvest technology and value addition, molecular breeding, organic farming aspects, climate change effects and bioactive compounds. Seasonal, preparatory, and storage conditions resulting in composition variations are explored. 

Indian Spices: The Legacy, Production and Processing of India’s Treasured Export begins by outlining the historical legacy of Indian spices and describing the many aspects that make this product so unique and highly valued. The abundance and variety of these spices are also delineated. Further chapters focus on current research involving the production technology involved in production, management, harvesting and processing of Indian spices along with post harvest processes, storage and transportation. Important and effective trends such as molecular breeding for spice crop improvement, tissue culture, climate change impacts, organic spices, extension strategies and secondary metabolites receive dedicated chapters. A valuable aspect of this work is the presentation of value chains for these spices, with extensive research presented on the marketing and export of the product. With the shift from localized distribution networks to a fully globalized industry, this book comes at an important time of growth for Indian spices and will be of major value to any researcher with interest in the past, present and future of this product.  


About the authors

Dr. Amit Sharangi is a Professor in the Faculty of Horticulture at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (Agricultural University) in Mohanpur, India with more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Spices in India and Beyond: The Origin, History, Tradition and Culture

    Pages 1-11

    Sharangi, Amit Baran (et al.)

  • Legacy of Indian Spices: Its Production and Processing

    Pages 13-30

    Divakaran, Minoo (et al.)

  • Why Spices Are Unique?

    Pages 31-46

    Ranjita Devi, Ak (et al.)

  • The Promising Spices of North East India: India’s Flavourful Contribution to the World

    Pages 47-61

    Momin, Kalkame Ch. (et al.)

  • Wonders of Spices in Sri Lanka

    Pages 63-93

    Ginigaddara, G. A. S.

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75016-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $129.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75015-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09129-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indian Spices
Book Subtitle
The Legacy, Production and Processing of India’s Treasured Export
Editors
  • Amit Sharangi
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75016-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75016-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75015-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09129-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 461
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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