The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World

The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World
Author: K.P. Prabhakaran Nair
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-04-22
ISBN 10: 9780123846785
ISBN 13: 0123846781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World Book Review:

Major tree crops contribute substantially to the economy of many developing countries on the Asian, African and Latin American continents. For example, coffee is the main revenue earner for Kenya. This book provides a comprehensive review of the agronomy, botany, taxonomy, genetics, chemistry, economics, and future global prospects of a range of crops that have great food, industrial and economic value such as cocoa, coffee, cashew, oil palm and natural rubber. Discusses the major tree crops of great economic value to the developing world The author is an eminent scientist who has won numerous awards for his work in this area

Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World

Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World
Author: K P Prabhakaran Nair
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9789351070986
ISBN 13: 9351070980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation

Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation
Author: Kathy Lewis,Douglas Warner
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN 10: 3039363824
ISBN 13: 9783039363827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation Book Review:

The Anthropocene, the time of humans. Never has human influence on the functioning of the planet been greater or in more urgent need of mitigation. Climate change, the accelerated warming of the planet’s surface attributed to human activities, is now at the forefront of global politics. The agriculture sector not only contributes to climate change but also feels the severity of its effects, with the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles all subject to modification as a result. Crop production systems are each subject to different types of threat and levels of threat intensity. There is however significant potential to both adapt to and mitigate climate change within the agricultural sector and reduce these threats. Each solution must be implemented in a sustainable manner and tailored to individual regions and farming systems. This Special Issue evaluates a variety of potential climate change adaptation and mitigation techniques that account for this spatial variation, including modification to cropping systems, Climate-Smart Agriculture and the development and growth of novel crops and crop varieties.

Somatic Embryogenesis Fundamental Aspects and Applications

Somatic Embryogenesis  Fundamental Aspects and Applications
Author: Víctor M Loyola-Vargas,Neftalí Ochoa-Alejo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2016-06-06
ISBN 10: 331933705X
ISBN 13: 9783319337050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Somatic Embryogenesis Fundamental Aspects and Applications Book Review:

This book discusses basic and applied aspects of somatic embryogenesis, one of the most powerful tools in plant biotechnology. It is divided into three parts; Part I includes topics such as the history of this research field, how differentiated plant cells can (re)acquire totipotency, molecular features, as well as the epigenetics and proteomics of somatic embryogenesis. Part II covers the somatic embryogenesis of different crops, such as Agave spp. maize, Cocos nucifera, Bixa orellana, Capsicum spp., Coffea spp., Musa spp., Pinus spp., and Arabidopsis thaliana. Various applications, like scale-up propagation and genetic engineering are discussed in detail in Part III. The book will appeal to plant scientists, plant breeders and experts working in industry.

Food and Human Responses

Food and Human Responses
Author: Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030354377
ISBN 13: 9783030354374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Human Responses Book Review:

This book discusses the role of food and the human nutrition-behavior interface. Food makes us what we are, but in addition to providing adequate nutrition, does it influence behavior? This book looks at this critical question from various angles and considers different concepts and approaches to food, nutrition and well-being. To better understand the entire gamut of the food-behavior linkage, the author unravels the workings of the mind - brain link. The book discusses this aspect and the findings add to the existing fund of knowledge in this area. Much of today’s malaise in humans can be traced to the food consumed by individuals. This book provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of human nutrition and how this can be linked to behavior.

Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Innovative Product Design

Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Innovative Product Design
Author: B. B. V. L. Deepak,D. R. K. Parhi,B. B. Biswal
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2021-02-17
ISBN 10: 9811598533
ISBN 13: 9789811598531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Innovative Product Design Book Review:

This book comprises select papers presented at the Conference on Innovative Product Design and Intelligent Manufacturing System (IPDIMS 2020). The book discusses the latest methods and advanced tools from different areas of design and manufacturing technology. The main topics covered include design methodologies, industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, and advances in robotics among others. The contents of this book are useful for academics as well as professionals working in the areas of industrial design, mechatronics, robotics, and automation.

The Coconut

The Coconut
Author: N Madhavan Nayar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 0128097795
ISBN 13: 9780128097793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coconut Book Review:

The Coconut: Phylogeny, Origins, and Spread comprehensively covers the botany, phylogeny, origins, and spread of the coconut palm. The coconut is used primarily for its oil, fiber, and as an article of food, including its tender-nut water. Until the 1950s, coconut oil used to rank first in the world in production and international trade among all the vegetable oils. Since then, lower-cost sources such as the African oil palm, soybean, canola, and others have overtaken the coconut in oil production and trade. The coconut, Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae), is a dominant part of the littoral vegetation across the tropics. In addition to discussing the origins of the coconut and its use as a crop, the book covers the resurgence in the use of the coconut in food, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. Presents the phylogeny, origins, and spread of the coconut Explores the broad-based use of coconut from basic food source to nutraceuticals Provides ethnobotanical information on cultivation and use of this tropical crop

Plant Invasions in Protected Areas

Plant Invasions in Protected Areas
Author: Llewellyn C. Foxcroft,Petr Pyšek,David M. Richardson,Piero Genovesi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-11-27
ISBN 10: 9400777507
ISBN 13: 9789400777507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Invasions in Protected Areas Book Review:

This book is the first comprehensive global review of all aspects of alien plant invasions in protected areas. It provides insights into advances in invasion ecology emanating from work in protected areas, and the link to locally relevant management support for protected areas. The book provides in-depth case studies, illuminating interesting and insightful knowledge that can be shared across the global protected area network. The book includes the collective understanding of 80 ecologists and managers to extract as much information as possible that will support the long-term management of protected areas, and the biodiversity and associated ecosystem services they maintain. “This outstanding volume draws together pretty much all that can be said on this topic, ranging from the science, through policy, to practical action”. Dr. Simon N. Stuart, IUCN Species Survival Commission, UK. "This important and timely volume addresses two of the most serious problems affecting biodiversity conservation today: assessing the extent to which protected areas are impacted by biological invasions and the complex problems of managing these impacts. Written by leading specialists, it provides a comprehensive overview of the issues and gives detailed examples drawn from protected areas across the world". Professor Vernon H. Heywood, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, UK

Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences

Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1706
Release: 2016-08-27
ISBN 10: 0123948088
ISBN 13: 9780123948083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Second Edition presents both foundational and applied information on plants used by humans as sources of food, raw materials, and amenity purposes. It highlights how the underlying science and information links through to applications in practical situations. Since the last edition was published, the role of applied science in agricultural production has been brought into greater focus as fluctuations in global food production feed through into prices and availability to consumers. At the same time, technological advances are changing the way plant science is done. This Second Edition has been expanded to include specific chapters on the leading crops and crop-types, as well as updated chapters on plant development, photosynthesis, metabolism, nutrition, reproduction, seed biology, plant pests and diseases, weed biology, and responses to environmental stresses. The updated chapters reflect progress, particularly in genome sequencing and molecular genetics and biotechnology, including genetic modification, that have taken place since the first edition was published. In addition, the book places these developments in the wider context of biodiversity, food security, intellectual property, and ethical considerations. Presents complete, up-to-date, authoritative information on over 25 separate areas of plant science, covering both theory and applications Edited and written by a distinguished international group of editors and contributors Provides concise, easy to read gateway entries to topics, each supplemented with a further reading list that allows practitioners, students, and researchers to delve deeper into each topic

Cocoa Production and Processing Technology

Cocoa Production and Processing Technology
Author: Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2014-02-21
ISBN 10: 1466598239
ISBN 13: 9781466598232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cocoa Production and Processing Technology Book Review:

One of the largest food commodities exported from the developing countries to the rest of the world, cocoa has gained increasing attention on the global market—raising many questions about its quality, sustainability and traceability. Cocoa Production and Processing Technology presents detailed explanations of the technologies that could be employed to assure sustainable production of high-quality and safe cocoa beans for the global confectionary industry. It provides overviews of up-to-date technologies and approaches to modern cocoa production practices, global production and consumption trends as well as principles of cocoa processing and chocolate manufacture. The book covers the origin, history and taxonomy of cocoa, and examines the fairtrade and organic cocoa industries and their influence on smallholder farmers. The chapters provide in-depth coverage of cocoa cultivation, harvesting and post-harvest treatments with a focus on cocoa bean composition, genotypic variations and their influence on quality, post-harvest pre-treatments, fermentation techniques, drying, storage and transportation. The author provides details on cocoa fermentation processes as well as the biochemical and microbiological changes involved and how they influence flavour. He also addresses cocoa trading systems, bean selection and quality criteria, as well as industrial processing of fermented and dried cocoa beans into liquor, cake, butter and powder. The book examines the general principles of chocolate manufacture, detailing the various stages of the processes involved, the factors that influence the quality characteristics and strategies to avoid post-processing quality defects. This volume presents innovative techniques for sustainability and traceability in high-quality cocoa production and explores new product development with potential for cost reduction as well as improved cocoa bean and chocolate product quality.

Chocolate Science and Technology

Chocolate Science and Technology
Author: Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN 10: 1118913760
ISBN 13: 9781118913765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chocolate Science and Technology Book Review:

This second edition provides information on recent advances in the science and technology of chocolate manufacture and the entire international cocoa industry. It provides detailed review on a wide range of topics including cocoa production, cocoa and chocolate manufacturing operations, sensory perception of chocolate quality, flavour release and perception, sugar replacement and alternative sweetening solutions in chocolate production, industrial manufacture of sugar-free chocolates as well as the nutrition and health benefits of cocoa and chocolate consumption. The topics cover modern cocoa cultivation and production practices with special attention on cocoa bean composition, genotypic variations in the bean, post-harvest pre-treatments, fermentation and drying processes, and the biochemical basis of these operations. The scientific principles behind industrial chocolate manufacture are outlined with detailed explanations of the various stages of chocolate manufacturing including mixing, refining, conching and tempering. Other topics covered include the chemistry of flavour formation and development during cocoa processing and chocolate manufacture; volatile flavour compounds and their characteristics and identification; sensory descriptions and character; and flavour release and perception in chocolate. The nutritional and health benefits of cocoa and chocolate consumption as well as the application of HACCP and other food safety management systems such as ISO 22,000 in the chocolate processing industry are also addressed. Additionally, detailed research on the influence of different raw materials and processing operations on the flavour and other quality characteristics of chocolates have been provided with scope for process optimization and improvement. The book is intended to be a desk reference for all those engaged in the business of making and using chocolate worldwide; confectionery and chocolate scientists in industry and academia; students and practising food scientists and technologists; nutritionists and other health professionals; and libraries of institutions where agriculture, food science and nutrition is studied and researched.

Climate Smart Food

Climate Smart Food
Author: Dave Reay
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030182061
ISBN 13: 9783030182069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Smart Food Book Review:

This open access book asks just how climate-smart our food really is. It follows an average day's worth of food and drink to see where it comes from, how far it travels, and the carbon price we all pay for it. From our breakfast tea and toast, through breaktime chocolate bar, to take-away supper, Dave Reay explores the weather extremes the worlds farmers are already dealing with, and what new threats climate change will bring. Readers will encounter heat waves and hurricanes, wildfires and deadly toxins, as well as some truly climate-smart solutions. In every case there are responses that could cut emissions while boosting resilience and livelihoods. Ultimately we are all in this together, our decisions on what food we buy and how we consume it send life-changing ripples right through the global web that is our food supply. As we face a future of 10 billion mouths to feed in a rapidly changing climate, its time to get to know our farmers and herders, our vintners and fisherfolk, a whole lot better. Dave Reay is Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has studied climate change for over 20 years, from warming impacts in the Southern Ocean, through carbon fluxes in forests, to greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and agriculture. In 2018 he received the Chancellors Award for Teaching for his work in climate change education. His latest project involves managing a large area of coastal land in Scotland to regrow native tree species and trap a lifetimes carbon.

Food Aroma Evolution

Food Aroma Evolution
Author: Matteo Bordiga,Leo M.L. Nollet
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 0429807244
ISBN 13: 9780429807244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Aroma Evolution Book Review:

Of the five senses, smell is the most direct and food aromas are the key drivers of our flavor experience. They are crucial for the synergy of food and drinks. Up to 80% of what we call taste is actually aroma. Food Aroma Evolution: During Food Processing, Cooking, and Aging focuses on the description of the aroma evolution in several food matrices. Not only cooking, but also processing (such as fermentation) and aging are responsible for food aroma evolution. A comprehensive evaluation of foods requires that analytical techniques keep pace with the available technology. As a result, a major objective in the chemistry of food aroma is concerned with the application and continual development of analytical methods. This particularly important aspect is discussed in depth in a dedicated section of the book. Features Covers aromatic evolution of food as it is affected by treatment Focuses on food processing, cooking, and aging Describes both classic and new analytical techniques Explains how the flavor perception results are influenced by other food constituents The book comprises a good mix of referenced research with practical applications, also reporting case studies of these various applications of novel technologies. This text represents a comprehensive reference book for students, educators, researchers, food processors, and food industry personnel providing an up-to-date insight. The range of techniques and materials covered provides engineers and scientists working in the food industry with a valuable resource for their work. Also available in the Food Analysis & Properties Series: Ambient Mass Spectroscopy Techniques in Food and the Environment, edited by Leo M.L. Nollet and Basil K. Munjanja (ISBN: 9781138505568) Hyperspectral Imaging Analysis and Applications for Food Quality, edited by N.C. Basantia, Leo M.L. Nollet, and Mohammed Kamruzzaman (ISBN: 9781138630796) Fingerprinting Techniques in Food Authentication and Traceability, edited by Khwaja Salahuddin Siddiqi and Leo M.L. Nollet (ISBN: 9781138197671) For a complete list of books in this series, please visit our website at: www.crcpress.com/Food-Analysis--Properties/book-series/CRCFOODANPRO

Trends in Sustainable Chocolate Production

Trends in Sustainable Chocolate Production
Author: Charis M. Galanakis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030901696
ISBN 13: 9783030901691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trends in Sustainable Chocolate Production Book Review:

Chocolate is consumed by people of all ages in all segments of society throughout the world. However, recent changes in legislative frameworks, environmental concerns and increasing attention towards sustainability have stimulated the chocolate industry to reconsider their management policy. Current books in the market cover chocolate manufacture without taking into account sustainable practices of production, consumption and market aspects. Trends in Sustainable Chocolate Production fills this knowledge gap by covering all the important aspects of chocolate industry (manufacture, functionality, sustainability of the supply chain, commercialization aspects and market characteristics) in one reference. Starting with the health outcomes of chocolate and an overview of its manufacture, the book explores techniques to improve the functionality, flavor and microstructure of chocolate, as well as its environmental impact through sustainable practices and supply chains. By connecting research to industry and consumer interests, this text aims to support members of the scientific community, professionals and enterprises working to develop a sustainable chocolate sector.

Effects of Polyphenol Rich Foods on Human Health

Effects of Polyphenol Rich Foods on Human Health
Author: Giuseppe Grosso
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN 10: 3038971413
ISBN 13: 9783038971412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effects of Polyphenol Rich Foods on Human Health Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Effects of Polyphenol-Rich Foods on Human Health" that was published in Nutrients

Cocoa Chocolate and Human Health

Cocoa  Chocolate and Human Health
Author: Sabine Ellinger,Benno F. Zimmermann
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-05-23
ISBN 10: 3039285882
ISBN 13: 9783039285884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cocoa Chocolate and Human Health Book Review:

This book entitled “Cocoa, Chocolate, and Human Health” presents the most recent findings about cocoa and health in 14 peer-reviewed chapters including nine original contributions and five reviews from cocoa experts around the world. Bioavailability and metabolism of the main cocoa polyphenols, i.e., the flavanols like epicatechin, are presented including metabolites like valerolactones that are formed by the gut microbiome. Many studies, including intervention studies or epidemiological observations, do not focus on single compounds, but on cocoa as a whole. This proves the effectiveness of cocoa as a functional food. A positive influence of cocoa on hearing problems, exercise performance, and metabolic syndrome is discussed with mixed results; the results about exercise performance are contradictive. Evidence shows that cocoa flavanols may modulate some risk factors related to metabolic syndrome such as hypertension and disorders in glucose and lipid metabolism. However, several cardiometabolic parameters in type 2 diabetics were not affected by a flavanol-rich cocoa powder as simultaneous treatment with pharmaceuticals might have negated the effect of cocoa. The putative health-promoting components of cocoa are altered during processing like fermentation, drying, and roasting of cocoa beans. Chocolate, the most popular cocoa product, shows remarkable losses in polyphenols and vitamin E during 18 months of storage.

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 1315354381
ISBN 13: 9781315354385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food as Medicine Book Review:

This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.

Operations Management and Data Analytics Modelling

Operations Management and Data Analytics Modelling
Author: Lalit Kumar Awasthi,Sushendra Kumar Misra,Dilbagh Panchal,Mohit Tyagi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN 10: 1000530744
ISBN 13: 9781000530742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operations Management and Data Analytics Modelling Book Review:

Operations Management and Data Analytics Modelling: Economic Crises Perspective addresses real operation management problems in thrust areas like the healthcare and energy management sectors and Industry 4.0. It discusses recent advances and trends in developing data-driven operation management-based methodologies, big data analysis, application of computers in industrial engineering, optimization techniques, development of decision support systems for industrial operation, the role of a multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach in operation management, fuzzy set theory-based operation management modelling and Lean Six Sigma. Features Discusses the importance of data analytics in industrial operations to improve economy Provides step-by-step implementation of operation management models to identify best practices Covers in-depth analysis using data-based operation management tools and techniques Discusses mathematical modelling for novel operation management models to solve industrial problems This book is aimed at graduate students and professionals in the field of industrial and production engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science.

Recent Advances in Natural Products Science

Recent Advances in Natural Products Science
Author: Ahmed Al-Harrasi,Saurabh Bhatia,Tapan Behl,Mohammed F. Aldawsari,Deepak Kaushik,Sridevi Chigurupati
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2022-07-21
ISBN 10: 1000622134
ISBN 13: 9781000622133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Natural Products Science Book Review:

This book provides a summarized information related to the global herbal drug market and its regulations, ethnopharmacology of traditional crude drugs, isolation of phytopharmaceuticals, phytochemistry, standardization, and quality assessment of crude drugs. Natural products science has constantly been developing with comprehensive data contemplating different parts of natural drugs, such as global trade, quality control and regulatory concerns, traditional medicine systems, production and utilization of drugs, and utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants. This broad information about crude drugs gives rise to a subject that is now recognized as advance natural products science. By contemplating all of this thorough knowledge of the areas, this book is intended to provide considerably to the natural products science. The area of natural products science involves a broad range of topics, such as the pharmacognostical, phytochemical, and ethno-pharmacological aspects of crude drugs. Each chapter gives a sufficient understanding to academicians and researchers in the respective topic. This book includes 40 illustrations and descriptions of roughly 80 medicinal plants used for herbal medicine. The book is an imperative source for all researchers, academicians, students, and those interested in natural products science. FEATURES Includes advance knowledge and detailed developments in natural products science Discusses the most important phytopharmaceuticals used in the pharmaceutical industry Explores the analysis and classification of novel plant-based medicinal compounds Includes standardization, quality control, and global trade of natural products Gives a deep understanding related to recent advances in herbal medicines to treat various ailments Discusses national and WHO regulations and policies related to herbal medicines Covers the complete profile of some important traditional medicinal plants, especially their historical background, biology, and chemistry

Caffeinated and Cocoa Based Beverages

Caffeinated and Cocoa Based Beverages
Author: Alexandru Grumezescu,Alina-Maria Holban
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 543
Release: 2019-04-06
ISBN 10: 0128158654
ISBN 13: 9780128158654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caffeinated and Cocoa Based Beverages Book Review:

Caffeinated and Cocoa Based Beverages, Volume Eight in The Science of Beverages series, covers one of the hottest topics in the current beverage industry. This practical reference takes a broad and multidisciplinary approach on the production, processing, and engineering approaches to caffeinated drinks, highlighting their biological impact and health-related interference. The book presents evidence-based examples of the benefits of caffeinated and cocoa-based beverages and analyzes the latest trends in the industry that are essential for researchers in various fields of food and beverage development, including coverage of pharmaceuticals and the biomedical fields. Presents both functional and medicinal perspectives in beverage production Provides potential solutions for sustainable coffee and cocoa industry Includes novel research applications to foster research and product development