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Vanilla: The World's Most Flavourful Spice Orchid of Commerce

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee (Author)
Synopsis Vanilla, a climbing orchid, is one of the most expensive spices traded in the international market owing to versatile use in food and related industries. Great achievements have been made over the years based on this crop to match the requirements of global market.This publication is planned in 24 chapters to review, streamline and highlight the achievements on this crop. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date document on history, production and export, the genus and species, anatomy, cytology and breeding, flowering and pollination, synthetic seeds, propagation, agro-technology and plant protection of Vanilla. There are fascinating chapters on curing of beans; flavour and aroma compounds; grading, packaging, storage and transportation; markets and marketing. Interesting and elaborate chapters are also provided on quality evaluation, adulteration and synthetic vanillin, vanilla products and uses.This book will be of immense value to innovative and progressive growers, scientists, teachers, students, flavourists, traders, commercial entrepreneurs and exporters.
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About the author

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee

Prof. S.K. Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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Title Vanilla: The World's Most Flavourful Spice Orchid of Commerce
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.08.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179102459
length xii+196p., Plates; Tables; References; 24cm.