Handbook of Herbs and Spices, Volume 2

1st Edition

Editors: K. V. Peter
Print ISBN: 9781855737211
eBook ISBN: 9781855738355
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 23rd March 2004
Page Count: 376
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Together with its companion volume, Handbook of herbs and spices: Volume 2 provides a comprehensive and authoritative coverage of key herbs and spices. Chapters on individual plants cover such issues as description and classification, production, chemical structure and properties, potential health benefits, uses in food processing and quality issues.

Key Features

  • Authoritative coverage of more than 50 major herbs and spices
  • Provides detailed information on chemical structure, cultivation and definition
  • Incorporates safety issues, production, main uses, health issues and regulations

Table of Contents

Part 1 General issues: The functional role of herbal spices; Herbs and spices and antimicrobials; Screening for health effects of herbs; Under-utilised herbs and spices. Part 2 Particular herbs and spices: Ajowan; Allspice; Chervil; Coriander; Geranium; Lavender; Mustard; Nigella; Oregano; Parsley; Rosemary; Sesame; Star anise; Thyme; Vanilla.


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About the Editor

K. V. Peter


Superb reading. …chapters are eye-openers and certainly give this subject a brand new image of importance as well as future applications in areas that have been previously neglected or ignored., Food and Beverage Reporter
This book from Woodhead Publishing, like its companion, is a standard reference for manufacturers who uses herbs and spices in their products, with chapters also detailing the functional and antimicrobial role of herbal spices., Food Review