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Grain Quality and Processing

Vijaya Khader (Author) V. Vimala (Author)
Synopsis Through the centuries we have acquired a wealth of information about the use of food as a part of our community, social natural and religious life.  In recent years nutritional science has advanced in many directions and has sometimes become highly technical that it is often difficult for an expert in one particular field to view his or her work clearly in relation to other closely allied developments.  One of the most important area of development is food processing.  Food processing and value addition are the need of the hour.  The literature on food processing is extensive in its detailed treatment of specific commodities, unit operations and control methods.  However, an attempt has been made to provide as much knowledge as possible in a nut shell in the following 41 chapters covering all aspects of grain processing.  It is very important for all those who deal with food to understand scientific basis of methods of grain processing.  The book deal with need and importance of grain processing, chemistry, composition, quality aspects, utilization, scope for diversification (novel and alternative), role in human nutrition, enzyme technology in food industry, relevant technology, industrial applications.  Processing equipment for grains, rice bran and its utilization and commercial processing methods.  Processing of soyabean and other grains improve the status value of grain and reliability of value added products which in turn improves the economic status in rural and urban areas.  Increasing in purchasing power definitely contributes to better nutritional status of the populations at large. Value addition by food processing is a must for rural development.  This publication can be a useful reference book to UG and PG students of Food and Nutrition and Food Science, and Teachers of Grain Technology, Home Economists, Nutritionists and staff of Warehousing Corporation.  This book will also be of interest to Industrialists, Researchers, Academicians and all other fields related to grain processing.
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About the authors

Vijaya Khader

Professor (Mrs) Vijaya Khader, Dean, Faculty of Home Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University is Post graduate in Foods and Nutrition from S.V. University, Tirupathi and did her Ph.D. from CFTRI, Mysore in 1976 in the field of utilization of Pulse Protein.  During the academic year 1976-77 she was a Post Doctoral Fellow and worked on formulation and evaluation of infant foods and toxicological studies on petroleum yeast.  She is has specialized in the fields of Food composition and quality, Food processing and nutritive value, Nutrient absorption and utilization, Food Product development, Community nutrition, Mushroom cultivation, Spawan preparation and Toxicological studies.  She has many awards to her credit State Best Teacher Award 1998, Women of the year 1998 and 2000 by American Bibliographical Institute; Bharathamata Award in 2001 by Astrological Research Project, Viswa Jyothi Parishad, Calcutta; Best Citizen of India 2202 by International Publication House, Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) 2003.  She also received Appreciation Certificate from ICAR in 1998.  She has published 107 research papers in National (93) and International (14) Journals and 122 popular articles, besides publishing several books (8).  A total of 18 adhoc research projects are there to her credit as Principal investigator, funded by various National and International Organization.  As a part of the project funded by NATP in the field of fisheries, she fabricated two equipments viz.  Low cost ice cream freezer and Multiurpose fresh fish vending and display table and patented them, which is first of its kind in ANGRAU, these equipments are further licensed as women Entrepreneur equipments.  A good number of abroad visits are on her record. Visited US State Universities, Michigan, Maryand, Iwoa, Texas and Washington DC and in UK, Universities of Wales, Banger, Nottingham, London, Egypt, Netherlands and Italy.  Apart from this she participated in number of National and International seminars and presented papers. In various capacities, she performed the role of administrator effectively and efficiently for 20 years.  Her zeal for rural women development, directed her towards preparation of print and electronic communication materials. 

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V. Vimala

Professor V. Vimala was (b. 1945) in Chittoor, has graduated from SIET women’s college, Madras after which she has completed her Post graduation at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh.  She received KoKi Narayanmamma award for standing First in the University at M.Sc. level.  Her career started in 1974 at Acharya N G. Ranga Agricultural University as a research assistant, Associate Dean and Member, Board of management, ANGRAU which is the highest honour in the University.  According to her students, she is a good teacher with excellent communication skills, capable of translating latest research findings into teaching modules.  She has guided 30 M.Sc. and 4 Ph.D. students, some of whom have received highest awards at national level.  A most unassuming university in 1986, state level in 1997-98, and National level during 1996-98 (ICAR award).  She has manned 10 research projects and handed over a 36 lakh project funded by APNL, to her colleagues while retiring in 2005.  She has 90 research papers to her credit both in national in international journals of repute.  In recognition of her experience in Post harvest technology of Food grains, Government of India, nominated her as country expert in Post harvest Bangladesh on “Training of Rural Women in Post Harvest Loss Prevention”, Under Centre of Advanced Studies she was instrumental in conducting and organizing several advanced training programmes in frontiers areas of nutrition for staff of state agricultural universities.  She had the opportunity to visit several universities in Seoul, Srilanka, Thailand, Phillipines and Australia as part of study tours to improve the academic programmes of the Home Science faculty. Her tenure in Angrau has taught her good extension skills by which she has conducted several field level training programmes.  Her operation research goals are very much evident in the interest she showed in pushing the alternative uses of Sorghum in dryland farming areas to uplift their economic and nutritional status. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Grain Quality and Processing
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 312p., Tables; Figures; 26cm.