Underutilized Crops and Their Value Addition


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: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003080; TEC003030
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/KMJG7424

This book, Underutilized Crops and Their Value Addition, is designed to provide in depth information of underutilized crops, their production, value addition and therapeutic uses in a balanced and comprehensive fashion to researchers, professionals and students. The book is well illustrated to help students, researchers and professionals to better understand the principles and concepts about the underutilized crops. The style of presentation throughout the book is easy to follow and comprehend. Professionals, researchers and students are constantly reminded of previous topics of relevance to current topics being discussed. This book is not only an excellent teaching tool, but it is also a suitable reference source for students and professionals.

Table of Contents



About the Authors


Chapter 1. Barnyard Millet(Echinochloa species)

Chapter 2. Finger Millets (Eleusine coracana)

Chapter 3. Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica L.)

Chapter 4. Kodo Millet(Paspalum scrobiculatum L.)

Chapter 5. Proso Millet (Panicum miliaceum)

Chapter 6. Little Millet (Panicum sumatrense Roth. ex. Roem. & Schult.)

Chapter 7. Rice Bean (Vigna umbellata)

Chapter 8. Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.)

Chapter 9. Moth Bean (Vigna aconitifolia(Jacq.) Marechal)

Chapter 10. Horse Gram [Macrotyloma uniforum (Lam.) Verdc]

Chapter 11. Winged Bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)

Chapter 12. Amaranth (Amaranthus sp L.)

Chapter 13. Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)

Chapter 14. Chenopodium (Chenopodium album)

Chapter 15. Bael (Aegle marmelos L.)

Chapter 16. Chironji (Buchanania lanzan)

Chapter 17. Kair (Capparis decidua)(Forsk.) Edgew.

Chapter 18. Karonda (Carissa carandas)

Chapter 19. Lasura (Cordia dichotoma)

Chapter 20. Tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb.)

Chapter 21. Aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.)

Chapter 22. Phalsa (Grewia asiatica L.)

Chapter 23. Ber (Ziziphus mauriticzna)

Chapter 24. Jamun (Syzygium cumini)

Chapter 25. Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.)

Chapter 26. Manila Tamarind(Pitheceloobium dulce)

Chapter 27. Khirni (Manilkara hexandra) (Roxb.)

Chapter 28. Meswak (Salvadora persica L.)

Chapter 29. Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.)

Chapter 30. Mahua (Madhuca longifolia (Koenig)



Author’s ORCID iD

Romesh Kumar Salgotrahttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7605-0926

Book Review

The book, Underutilized Crops and Their Value Addition, is comprised of 30 chapters. These chapters cover most of the underutilized crops, mainly millets, which are very important from a nutrition point of view. There is limited literature available on these crops, as such, this compiled book will be of immense importance. I was excited to see the uniform pattern that has been followed in all chapters with a special discussion on the development of various food products. I believe this is an important book which is going to get published at the time when nutritional security is being debated at a global level. I am sure this book will be very helpful to students, researchers, scientists and policy makers. Moreover, it will serve as an excellent teaching material, as well as a guiding tool for researchers working on underutilized crops. – Sajad Majeed Zargar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Plant Biotechnology, Skuast-K, India

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