Saffron (Crocus Sativus): Production and Processing M. Kafi

ISBN: 9781578084272

Published: January 4th 2006

Hardcover

244 pages


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Saffron (Crocus Sativus): Production and Processing  by  M. Kafi

Saffron (Crocus Sativus): Production and Processing by M. Kafi
January 4th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 244 pages | ISBN: 9781578084272 | 10.46 Mb

Saffron is a precious spice which is mainly grown in Iran, India, Spain, Greece, Italy, Pakistan, Morocco, and central Asian countries. Until recently, saffron was perceived only for its value as a spice. However, with recent research findingsMoreSaffron is a precious spice which is mainly grown in Iran, India, Spain, Greece, Italy, Pakistan, Morocco, and central Asian countries.

Until recently, saffron was perceived only for its value as a spice. However, with recent research findings pointing to the medicinal properties of saffron such as its antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant effects, interest in this plant has increased. The book presents a comprehensive account of saffron which includes the historical background, acerage underproduction, yield and applications, botanical ecophysiology, production technology, irrigation, pests, diseases and weeds, genetics, sterility, reproduction and production of secondary metabolites by in vitro method, economic aspects, indigenous knowledge in saffron production, processing, chemical composition and quality control, and research strategies.



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