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Saffron (Crocus Sativus): Production and Processing

M Kafi, A. Koocheki, M.H. Rashed, M. Nassiri Science Publishers, Jan 4, 2006 - Science - 244 pages 2 Reviewshttps://books.google.com/books/about/Saffron_Crocus_Sativus.html?id=kO8prjfiiCEC Saffron is a precious spice which is mainly grown in Iran, India, Spain, Greece, Italy, Pakistan, Morocco, and central Asian countries. Until recently, saffron was perceived only for its value as a spice. However, with recent research findings pointing to the medicinal properties of saffron such as its antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant effects, interest in this plant has increased. The book presents a comprehensive account of saffron which includes the historical background, acerage underproduction, yield and applications, botanical ecophysiology, production technology, irrigation, pests, diseases and weeds, genetics, sterility, reproduction and production of secondary metabolites by in vitro method, economic aspects, indigenous knowledge in saffron production, processing, chemical composition and quality control, and research strategies. Preview this book »

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Saffron Botany 13 Saffron Production Technology 59 Irrigation 79 Genetics Sterility Propagation and in vitro 111 Processing Chemical Composition and the 169 Research Strategies 221 Index 241 Copyright

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Title Saffron (Crocus Sativus): Production and Processing Editors M Kafi, A. Koocheki, M.H. Rashed, M. Nassiri Edition illustrated Publisher Science Publishers, 2006 ISBN 157808427X, 9781578084272 Length 244 pages Subjects Science  › Life Sciences  › Botany

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