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Amit Baran Sharangi

Amit Baran Sharangi
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (Agricultural Univ) · Plantation, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic crops

Ph.D (BCKV),Post-doc (Melbourne), Fulbright Visiting Faculty (USA), Visiting Scientist (UK), FAScT FISRD FSAB FISROSET FAELS FSSARSC FSPP FISNS (ORCID: 0000-0001-6630-5999)
Identification and quantification of bioactive compounds & nutraceuticals from herbs, spices, MAPs for human wellbeing

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Introduction
Dr A B Sharangi is a full Professor of BCKV (Agri University) India, attached with teaching and research works in herbs, spices & MAPs for ~25yrs. Worked in Australia, USA & UK on those crops. Received FULBRIGHT(USA), INSA-Royal Society of Edinburg Visiting Sc (UK), ENDEAVOUR Award (Aus), Who'sWho . Fellow & member of several academies & societies with 102 peer-reviewed papers. Published 30 books, active in >55 journals worldwide as editor-in-chief, editor, reviewer (Publons Acad graduate).
Additional affiliations
January 2013 - May 2013
Louisiana State University
Position
  • Fulbright Visiting Professor
Description
  • My responsibilities included teaching UG and PG students of LSU in selected courses. Apart from classroom lectures, several online lectures were there which were digitized for future use. I had travelled widely across the US including Alabama, Alcorn, Florida, New Orleans, Texas, Atlanta, Washington and Burlington for delivering Fulbright lectures as well as to attend seminars. I shared the lab of Professor David H.Picha while getting him as my faculty associate during my entire stay at the LSU.
February 2011 - March 2011
James Hutton Institute
Position
  • Visiting Scientist
Description
  • My visit to this Institute was mainly for research, delivering invited talks and to foster scientific collaboration. I worked with Dr Gary Dobson to search bioactive compounds from turmeric, fenugreek and several other seed spices(with the help of GC-MS, LC-MS and Solid Phase Micro Extraction).
March 2010 - September 2010
University of Melbourne
Position
  • Post Doctoral Researcher and Honorary Scientist
Description
  • By getting the prestigious Endeavour Award (Govt of Australia), I was privileged to visit the University of Melbourne and do postdoctoral research on allelopathy with coriander, weeds and some crops having allelopathic nature in association with Prof Roger Cousens and by sharing his lab as Honorary Scientist.
Education
March 2010 - September 2010
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Allelopathy in coriander
September 1995 - March 2001
BCKV-Agricultural University
Field of study
  • Horticulture

Publications

Publications (200)
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Cancer is characterized by persistent cell proliferation driven by aberrant cell cycle regulation and stimulation of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). A very intriguing and potential approach for the development of antitumor medicines is the suppression of CDKs that lead to induction of apoptosis and cell cycle arrest. The shift of the cell cycle fr...
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Globally, the issue of microbial resistance to medicines and heavy metals is getting worse. Tere are few reports or data available for Proteus vulgaris (P. vulgaris), particularly in India. Tis investigation intends to reveal the bacteria's ability to transmit genes and their level of resistance as well. Te wastewater samples were taken from severa...
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Nanotechnology covers a variety of scientific areas including chemistry, material science, physics, biomedicine, biology, and engineering. Metal nanohybrid with extraordinary properties is highly researched in comparison to bulky individual nanoparticles. Especially, metal and metal oxide nanoparticles are a new class of functional nanohybrids havi...
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Worldwide, since ages and nowadays, traditional medicine is well known, owing to its biodiversity, which immensely contributed to the advancement and development of complementary and alternative medicines. There is a wide range of spices, herbs, and trees known for their medicinal uses. Chilli peppers, a vegetable cum spice crop, are bestowed with...
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Abstract: Medical health systems continue to be challenged due to newly emerging COVID-19,and there is an urgent need for alternative approaches for treatment. An increasing number ofclinical observations indicate cytokine storms to be associated with COVID-19 severity and also tobe a significant cause of death among COVID-19 patients. Cytokine sto...
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Nanotechnology has been extensively exploited for its enormous therapeutic and diagnostic potential in the management of multiple disorders. It employs nanomate-rials as drug carriers with enhanced efficacy and limited side effects on normal tissues. A lot of nanomaterials have been studied and produced, imminently reforming the treatment and diagn...
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Cancer is the leading cause of mortality worldwide and in particular is the fourth most common cause of mortality in women every year. Conventional treatments for cancer are chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which have various kinds of side effects. Hence, there is a high need to develop alternative, efficient, and safer therapies for cancer trea...
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Plants, being the significant and natural source of medication for humankind against several ailments with characteristic substances hidden on them, have been recognized for many centuries. Accessibility of various methodologies for the revelation of therapeutically characteristic items has opened new avenues to redefine plants as the best reservoi...
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Drying involves removing moisture from food. Therefore, to preserve the phenolic and bioactive compounds such as curcumin, dimethoxy curcumin and bisdemethoxi curcumin, etc., an efficient drying method is considered necessary. The primary drying methods are sun drying, hot air oven drying and fluidized bed drying. Traditional drying methods result...
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Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) is one of the most essential medicinal plants primarily found in the rainforest area and forest ecosystem, but is now well-adapted in an organized cultivation system. Moringa oleifera (M. oleifera) is well-known as Drumstick tree, Moringa kai, color, Marengo, Moringe, mulangay, Sahjan, and Sajna, which are its na...
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Group of plants with specific active constituents having the ability to heal or to provide aroma and fragrance-rich residues are categorized under medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). Numerous species of these groups of plants develop in the wild or are cultivated in our country. Globally many developed and developing countries now are shifting th...
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The rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) impacts public health due to the diminished potency of existing antibiotics. The microbiome plays an important role in the host's immune system activity and shows the history of exposure to antimicrobials and its manipulation in combating antimicrobial resistance. Advancements in gene technologies, DNA seq...
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On one side, there is a population pressure of a size 1,300 million, the other, an availability of 143 million hectares of land available so far, and this is what we may call a land support of 1.04 ha farm in India. This tiny size of land has further been disintegrated into five to six fragmented landholding to add more misery and stress to the ope...
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An experiment was carried out in the laboratories of the Department of Food Engineering, Department of Vegetable Science, and Department of Plantation Spices Medicinal and Aromatic crops, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), West Bengal, India. The work was performed during 2018–2019 and 2019–2020 with different drying methods including sun...
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Engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology are all involved in nanotechnology, which comprises a wide variety of multidisciplinary scientific field devices. The holistic utilization of metallic nanoparticles in the disciplines of bio-engineering and bio-medicine has attracted a great deal of attention. Medical nanotechnology research can offer im...
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Turmeric is an important rhizomatous spice crop of the family Zingiberaceae. It is under cultivation since long for its immense application in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and perfumery industry apart from its daily use in diet. Being imperative both in terms of health and wealth, its cultivation is more remunerative to the producers, processors and...
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The history of aroma and fragrance dates back through several ages and civilizations. The sagacity of smell plays a remarkable role for human being to recognize right food. Best fruits can be judged when they are ripe and fit for consumption emitting lovely smell or aroma. The same attribute from flowers attract insects leading to cross pollination...
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Bountiful expression of bioactivity of phytochemicals obtained from spice crops like coriander gifts them the label of being natural antioxidants. It is well-accepted and time-tested towards contributing to human wellbeing. The accomplishment of coriander production is fundamentally influenced by genetic, agroclimatic, and agronomic factors. Despit...
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Global agriculture since past few decades has been seriously suffering from yield decline, resource erosion and economic impoverishment. A paradigm shift is essentially imminent to save the resource base of agriculture in order to save the existence of small and marginal farmers, especially from South East Asian countries. The present book concerns...
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Stewardship and Conservation in Agriculture: The Small farm Reality. Global agriculture since the past few decades has been seriously suffering from yield decline, resource erosion, and economic impoverishment. A paradigm shift is essentially imminent to save the resource base of agriculture in order to save the existence of small and marginal farm...
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Onion is one of the most widely cultivated high-value vegetables on the globe. The study of variability and genetic divergence in this crop will facilitate judicious parent selection for future breeding. The present study incorporated 20 onion genotypes to determine the genetic variability and diversity through morpho-physiological and molecular ma...
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The investigation on shelf life of dried red pepper was conducted in ambient conditions with different packaging materials likealuminum-, LDPE- and HDPE films and paper-, gunny- and polythene lined gunny bags.A significant difference at 30- and 60-days after storage (DAS) was observed. Minimum moistur e (10.67%), color values L* a* b* (28.32, 36.34...
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"Nondestructive Evaluation of Agro products by intelligent sensing techniques" is an excellent book creation, perhaps unique by having all possible intelligent evaluations of agro products. This book is a treasure of knowledge, which can contribute hugely to total quality management (TQM), supply chain management, post-harvest value addition, food...
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This book is a unique overview of insights on the genetic basis of anti-diabetic activity, chemistry, physiology, biotechnology, mode-of-action, as well as cellular mechanisms of anti-diabetic secondary metabolites from medicinal plants. The World Health Organization estimated that 80% of the populations of developing countries rely on traditional...
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Nanotechnology has been extensively exploited for its enormous therapeutics and diagnostics potential in the management of multiple disorders. It employs nanomaterials as drug carriers with enhanced efficacy and limited side effects on normal tissues. Plenty of nanomaterials have been studied and produced, with the impending imminently to reform th...
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Cypress International Inst Univ (International Centre For Academic Research, Texas, USA) confers me the honorary degree (Professorship in philosophy of Horticulture) on 28th day of August, 2021...........
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History of human civilization initiated with the struggle against hunger, it flourishes with the fight against poverty and turns oblivious with absence of voices being raised against these two bio-social lethal. If hunger is a pain, poverty is an agony, then, keeping silent against this carcinoma of civilization is no doubt a crime. Is it that poor...
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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual herb well-known from ancient times as a spicy food ingredient with exceptional nutritional profile along with substantial medicinal effects. It is native to southern Europe and Asia. The seeds are angular and rich source of gum, fibre, alkaloid, flavonoids, saponin and volatile content. They al...
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Horticulture is a branch of Agricultural science where it is defined as the science and art of cultivating and handling fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants and several plants having unique medicinal and aromatic values. Horticultural crops provide farmers with high income and have good export quality, but they have a concern about postharvest los...
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Litchi exhibits very limited postharvest life due to rapid softening and decay in spite of being a non-climacteric fruit. After the 3rd day onwards the fruit shows cracking and browning of skin. Litchi fruits after harvesting were dipped with Aloe vera and different safe products like chitosan, corn starch calcium chloride and salicylic acid. A tre...
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The history of aroma and fragrance dates back through several ages and civilizations. The sagacity of smell plays a remarkable role for human being to recognize right food. Best fruits can be judged when they are ripe and fit for consumption emitting lovely smell or aroma. The same attribute from flowers attract insects leading to cross-pollination...
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Spices are high value low volume unique food adjunct offering aroma, flavour, taste, colour and palatability to our day to day food items. They provide minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and many other useful secondary metabolites which are offering priceless values to our basic health care and nourishment and pretty at par with other foods and/or fo...
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Non-descript green leaves, edible and consumable, when naturally grown in a non-descript land ecosystem , retain the immense possibility of immunizing the human body following its consumption. Any biodiversity, having huge edible leaves, keeps growing in an undisturbed ecosystem, non-descript ecology can be the saviour of human life as a provider o...
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Agriculture is the part and parcel in the process of economic development in India. Besides providing food to the nation, agriculture releases labor, provides saving, contributes to market of industrial goods, and earns foreign exchange. Agricultural development is an integral part of overall economic development. In India, agriculture was the main...
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Different Initiatives under Agricultural Extension since independence.
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The present study was conducted to observe the variability source structure for 14 different morpho-biochemical characters towards yield in onion at the 'C' Block Farm of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India during the winter (rabi) season of 2017-18 and 2018-19. The results revealed that the first four principal...
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There is a wide array or diversified varieties of plants present in the Mother Nature. Among them, a major group is plants which are capable of producing and biosynthesizing secondary metabolites, aromatic in nature or responsible for the development of essential oil. These are precisely very unique in their type as the active output provided by th...
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Any abnormality in digesting food or lack of proper digestion is termed as indigestion. It refers to variety of gastrointestinal complaints, ranging from gas (belching or flatulence) to stomach upset. Common indigestion signs and symptoms are fullness, early satiety, nausea, vomiting, belching, bloating, ulcer, diarrhoea, dyspepsia and some other a...
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Enhanced productivity in dry chili pepper (Capsicum annuum L.), and improvement of fruit quality for industrial use in the export market, is a goal of plant breeders worldwide. Genotypes having a broad genetic background, and phenotypic diversity, were chosen as parents and crossed in a 6 × 6 diallel fashion without reciprocals to produce 15 F1 pep...
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Peer review plays in upholding the integrity of research through screening manuscripts prior to publication. This ensures that all newly-published research is reproducible and improves the body of available scientific knowledge. After being graduated from Publons Academy, I am officially a certified peer reviewer from today. But all I can say.........
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This chapter presents recent studies on the health benefits of isoflavones from the flowering plants of the Leguminosae family- Fabaceae, which are commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. Notable agricultural and food plants in this family are Glycine max (soybean), Phaseolus (beans), Pisum sativum (pea), Medicago sativa (alfalfa), Arach...
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Seed priming, a controlled hydration process, is a simple and cheap technology to the farmers for better germination of seed ensuring a good yield and quality.An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of different priming media, and duration on seed germination, growth, yield and essential oil content of coriander at the Horticultural Res...
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Nanotechnology is a novel approach that involves materials and equipment with manipulative abilities on the physical and chemical properties of a substance at molecular levels. The nanoparticles, so-called “mesoporous,” introduce the gene and activate it in a precise and controlled manner without any toxic aftereffects. Polymeric nanoparticles, lip...
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Twenty-three genotypes/ hybrids of onion were evaluated at 'C' block farm of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (Agricultural University), West Bengal, India during the Rabi (winter) seasons of 2017-18 and 2018-19 with an objective of determining the relative contribution of fourteen different characters on bulb yield. The results of this experim...
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Fenugreek is an important seed spice in India. Both leaves and seeds are used which are rich in protein, vitamin A and vitamin C. It has good potential in medicinal and pharmaceutical industries especially for the presence of trigonellin and diosgenin in the seed. However in spite of all these benefits, the crops have not gained much attention of t...
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The qualitative analyses of the bioactive constituents of the ethanolic extracts of five commonly used Indian seed spices, namely coriander, cumin, fenugreek, fennel and black cumin, were done in the departmental laboratory of spices and plantation crops, BCKV (Agricultural University), Mohanpur, West Bengal, India. These qualitative phytochemical...
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The qualitative analyses of the bioactive con-stituents of the ethanolic extracts of five commonly used Indian seed spices, namely coriander, cumin, fenugreek, fennel and black cumin, were done in the departmental laboratory of spices and plantation crops, BCKV (Agri- cultural University), Mohanpur, West Bengal, India. These qualitative phytochemic...
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Chilli (Capsicum annuumL.) is an important culinary item grown for its fruits, which are used in green stage as vegetables and in ripe dried form as spice due to its unique flavor and pungency. It belongs to the genus Capsicum, family Solanaceae and has originated in Mexico, Southern Peru and Bolivia. C. annuum L. is the most widely cultivated spec...
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The good earth now is under the brunt of climate change. The agricultural productivity, quality and quantity of produces, the food security and the livelihood of millions have been rendered more unpredictable and uncertain of arrays of agricultural and horticultural crops, the spices are going to receive the brunt of climate change in a very conspi...
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Purple blotch disease, caused by Alternaria porri is the most common devastating disease of onion under field conditions throughout the globe. In the present study, 23 genotypes of onion were screened against purple blotch disease where none of the genotypes were found to be immune. Based on the results, the genotypes were grouped into five categor...
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Plants as a friend and sensible neighbour have a wonderful co-existance with human beings in the lap of our mother nature. They have been one of the important sources of medicines even since the dawn of human civilization. During the last few decades, there has been a tremendous transformation both of our consciousness for health as well as the fie...
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The present experiment was conducted to find out the genetic variability in 12 genotypes of coriander. It was undertaken at HRS, Mandouri, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal. The experimental design was RBD and evaluation studies were carried out on the basis of several genetic variability parameters. Among the characters stud...
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Journal homepage: http://www.ijcmas.com Increased productivity of dry chilli with appreciable fruit quality is the present need in major growing areas to promote export from our country. The present investigation was undertaken to identify important selection indices, and to analyze the genetic divergence of collected germplasm for identification...
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The investigation was carried out at C-Block farm, kalyani, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya during 2015-16 in chilli cv. Beldanga to study the effect of gibberellic acid on growth and yield parameters in chilli. During seedling stage, roots are dipped with different concentrations (0, 10 and 20 ppm) of gibberellic acid and transplanted, which...
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The present investigation was carried out during the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 for studying the yield and quality parameters in 12 germplasms at HRS, Mandouri, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal. The experimental design was RBD and evaluation studies were carried out on the basis of morphology and yield parameters. The germpla...
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Chilli is one of the most popular and diverse vegetable cum spice crops grown throughout the World. Variability study of agro-morphological characteristics is important for varietal improvement program. The complexity of folk nomenclature in crops generally leads to the existence of duplicates within germplasm that need to be clarified In the prese...
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Aloe is a perennial succulent of Liliaceae family and long been recognised for diverse medicinal preparations, extraction of drug and flavouring liquors. The exact origin of Aloe is uncertain, but is mainly grown in relatively warm and dry climate Two major products derived from the leaves are the yellow bitter juice consisting of aloin and the ge...
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Twenty-three genotypes/ hybrids of onion were evaluated at 'C' block farm of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (Agricultural University), West Bengal, India during the Rabi (winter) seasons of 2017-18 and 2018-19 with an objective of determining the relative contribution of 14 different characters on bulb yield. The results of this experiment re...
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Fenugreek is an important seed spice in India. Both leaves and seeds are used which are rich in protein, vitamin A and C. It has good potential in medicinal and pharmaceutical industries especially for the presence of trigonellin and diosgenin in the seed. However in spite of all this benefits the crops have not gained attention of the growers. Thi...
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This book is a valuable resource for higher-level undergraduate and graduate courses as well as for researchers in the area of underexploited spices. The volume helps to fill the gap of a long-felt need for technological information on underexploited spices. Key features : Looks at the exhaustive agrotechniques of underutilized spices, provides a...
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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 f...
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India is known as “The Home of Spices”. No Indian meal is considered complete without the tangy and delectable flavor of Indian Spices, locally known as “Masala”. Indian spices are famous all over the world for their gastronic value to possess high medicinal values. Specialized commodity trading is gaining momentum in many parts of India. Vast expo...
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Food and nutrition have not only been contributed by biological production through its cultivation and husbandry, it reflects the history and tradition of a nation as well. India has historically been one of the world’s prominent sites for the origin and husbandry of a good score of spices which transcends history nation and culture since time imme...
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The effect of global warming is having its own signature in many parts of the world including India causing serious concern for the last few years. Like many agricultural and horticultural crops, spice crops are also facing the brunt of climate change. Different abiotic factors, especially temperature, rainfall, photoperiod, sunshine hours, wind, e...
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Provides an overview of spices that have important flavor compounds Covers the classification of spices, condiments, and herbs. Offers an exhaustive discussion of agrotechniques of 50 different spices Presents research approaches on spices around the world and explores the promises of organic spices
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Amomum subulatum Roxb. is cultivated largely in the eastern Himalayan region viz., Nepal, Bhutan and Indian states comprising of Sikkim, Uttaranchal and Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is widely used in foods, beverages, perfumes and having enormous medicinal values. Some popular cultivars include Ramsey, Sawney, Golsey and Varlangey. Cur...