Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 11


Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003000

This book examines the most up-to-date research in the agricultural field including chapters on the general authenticity issues associated with various dairy products; enzymatic approaches that can enhance the extraction of food constituents from diverse agricultural resources; recent research on polymorphism of high stearic high oleic (HSHO) sunflower oil stearins; the effects of food processing and canning technologies on the nutritional value of foods; the process of selection and improvement of maize cultivars; the classification, quantification and physicochemical characterization of the mesquite seed protein; an analysis of the technological strategies and research trends that have been developed for the transition of traditional sugarcane field crops to sustainable and diversified commercial plantations; and strategies to conserve water, a key natural resource for survival of life on earth, and one which is a ‘vanishing resource.’
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter One
Authenticity of Cheeses Concerning Differentiation of Milk Species and Recognition of Geographical Origin by Physicochemical Analysis
(Joana Santos Guerreiro, Paulo Fernandes, and Ronald G. Bardsley, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, and others)

Chapter Two
Smart Utilisation of Enzymatic Reactions in Wellness Food Product Development
(Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse, Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse, Mouming Zhao, Guowan Su, School of Light Industry and Food Science, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China; School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter Three
Polymorphic Behavior and Industrial Applications as Trans-Fat Alternatives of Two Stearins coming from a New Sunflower Oil Variety
(Juan Manuel Montes de Oca-Ávalos, Cristián Huck-Iriart, Jaime Alberto Rincón-Cardona, Roberto Jorge Candal and María Lidia Herrera, Instituto de Química Inorgánica, MedioAmbiente y Energía (INQUIMAE), Consejo Nacionalde Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter Four
The Effects of Food Processing and Canning Technologies on the Nutritional Value of Foods
(K. G. Raptopoulou, I. N. Pasias, N. S. Thomaidis, and Ch. Proestos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Food Chemistry, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens, Greece, and others)

Chapter Five
Physicochemical and Gelling Properties of Ferulated Arabinoxylans from Different Maize Cultivars
(Silva-Escalante P., Carvajal-Millán E., Santana-Rodríguez V., Rascón-Chu, A., Márquez Escalante J. A., Martínez-López A.L., Campa-Mada A.C., Biopolymers, Plant and Fungi Biotechnology. Research Center for Food and Development (CIAD, A.C.). Carretera a La Victoria, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and others)

Chapter Six
Seeds from Mesquite (Prosopis spp) as Source of Protein
(Yolanda L. López-Francoa, Luis A. García-Beltrána, Jaime Lizardi-Mendozaa, Alma R. Toledo-Guilléna, CTAOA. Biopolymers Group. Research Center for Food and Development, (CIAD, A.C.), Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico)

Chapter Seven
Advances in Research on Tropical Horticulture in Sugarcane Crop Fields from Veracruz, Mexico
(María Elena Galindo-Tovar, Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Martin Roberto Gámez Pastrana, Otto Raúl Leyva-Ovalle, Joaquín Murguía-González, Universidad Veracruzana, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Córdoba, Veracruz México)

Chapter Eight
Growing Scarcity of Water for Irrigation in World: Earthworms as a Nature’s Bio-filter (Vermi-filter) to Purify Human Wastewater (Sewage) into Clean Nutritive Water for Reuse in Agriculture, Saving Groundwater & also Removing the Deadly Agrochemicals: Some Agronomic Studies on Rice (Oryza sativa) Crops in India
(Chandrajeet Kumar, Ashok K. Ghosh, Sushmita & Rajiv K. Sinha, Senior Research Fellow (UGC-RGNF) A.N.COLLEGE, Patna, Bihar, India, and others)


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