Foods of Plant Origin: Production, Technology, and Human Nutrition

Foods of Plant Origin: Production, Technology, and Human Nutrition

by D.K. Salunkhe, S.S. Deshpande


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461358459
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 10/21/2012
Edition description: 1991
Pages: 501
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Plant Production and Consumption Trends.- References.- 1. Cereals.- Production and Distribution.- Origin and Botanical Classification.- Anatomical Structures of Seeds.- Nitrogen Fixation.- Breeding Approaches.- Physiological Considerations.- Agronomy.- Diseases and Pests.- Chemical Composition and Nutritional Quality.- Processing and Products.- Future Research Needs.- References.- 2. Legumes.- Origin, Diversity, and Phylogenicity.- Biological Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes.- Agronomy.- Weed Control.- Field Pests.- Field Diseases.- Drying.- Storage.- Antinutritional Factors.- Processing.- Utilization.- Research Needs.- References.- 3. Fruits and Vegetables.- Production History.- Fruits.- Vegetables.- Conclusion.- References.- 4. Sugar Crops.- History of Sugar Development.- Sources, Production, and Consumption.- Utilization.- Environmental Factors.- Crop Nutrition and Fertilization.- Cultural Operations.- Postharvest Losses of Sugar Crops.- Maturation and Ripening.- Harvesting.- Loading, Transport, and Delivery.- Storage.- Chemical Control of Postharvest Losses.- Radurization.- Sugar Processing Technology.- Utilization of Sugar Industry By-products.- Conclusions.- References.

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