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Leafy Vegetable and Mushrooms

B L Jana (Author)
Synopsis Leafy Vegetable and Mushrooms are the store-house of useful minerals and vitamins at the cheapest price, and are now-a-day considered as the corner stones of health care system due to presence of many helpful phytochemicals in alleviating some serious diseases. Fruits and vegetables and particularly Leafy Vegetables and Mushrooms containing phyto factors potential are now referred to as functional food or health food being known as protective Food. In the modern system of disease control, the Leafy vegetables and Mushrooms containing strong antioxidants properties or phytochemicals neutralize the injurious effects of free radicals as scavengers and thus help in specific body functions in reducing the risk of incidence of many diseases like cardiovascular problems, various types of arthritis, cancer, AIDS and various other degenerative diseases. Mashrooms farming has been practiced quite long on commercial scale in the developed countries like USA, France, Holland and China. The story of mushroom cultivation in India is hardly about 50 years old. In India Mushroom growing centres are mainly in the North and some in the South and Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. In recent years, however, the eastern States are also taking interest in its cultivation. When the whole world vis-?-vis our country is suffering from malnutrition and food shortage, e should pay utmost attention to leafy vegetables and mushrooms farming for a sustained health care system. This book entitled ‘Leafy Vegetables and Mushrooms’ has got tremendous impact in the socio-economic upliftment of the resource poor farming community as well as generating self employment of the rural unemployment youths and for the ultimate benefits of the growers, giving them sound Information and technical Know-how on culture, either on home scale or commercial dimension. The authors have been prompted to write this book as a practical reference document for the students of Colleges and the Universities. Items covered in the book include the range of leafy vegetables, antioxidant property of leafy vegetables and mushrooms, importance and scope of leafy vegetables and mushrooms, their immense nutritional and medicinal value alongwith suitable sketches, photographs and supporting tables for an in-depth assessment of the updated knowledge n the nutritional an medicinal enterprises of 36 important leafy vegetables and commonly grown, mushroom farming in India. In a nutshell, it is an indispensable book for every household especially in the developing countries of South East Asia and other third world countries.
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About the author

B L Jana

Balai Lal Jana, born on 2nd May, 1947 in the district of East Midnapore of West Bengal holds a brilliant academic record with M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agronomy. He obtained Diploma in Agronomy. He obtained Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kolkata, certificate for visiting Professional Training in Agricultural Research from the East Anglia University, Norwich, England; FAI training on Rainfed Agriculture in collaboration with ICRISAT, Hyderabad, etc. He served the erstwhile Fertiliser Corporation of India, (FCI), subsequently the Hindustan Fertiliser Corporation (HFC) as a seniormost Senior Agronomist in Technical Publicity, FP & ARD and ODA-funded Rainfed Farming Project, etc. He also served as the Training Organiser, Seva Bharati Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapgari of Paschim Medinipore district of West Bengal. He has written 15 books. He has published 70 articles in Journals of national and international repute. He is the sub-editor of "Sabuj Sona", an agricultural fortnightly and the Editor of "Bhawna", a house journal of the Eastern India Pesticides Association (EIPA), Kolkata. He visited England, attended seminars, workshops and corporate conferences of national and international status.

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Title Leafy Vegetable and Mushrooms
Author B L Jana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183210589
length x+320p., Tables; Figures; 23cm.