Indian Spices

The Legacy, Production and Processing of India’s Treasured Export

  • Amit Baran Sharangi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Amit Baran Sharangi, S. K. Acharya
    Pages 1-11
  3. Minoo Divakaran, E. Jayasree, K. Nirmal Babu, K. V. Peter
    Pages 13-30
  4. Ak Ranjita Devi, Meinam Chanchan, Amit Baran Sharangi
    Pages 31-46
  5. Kalkame Ch. Momin, C. P. Suresh, Y. S. Singh, Baggio Ch. Momin
    Pages 47-61
  6. G. A. S. Ginigaddara
    Pages 63-93
  7. P. Choudhuri, Suddhasuchi Das, Amit Baran Sharangi
    Pages 177-204
  8. Rashid Pervez
    Pages 205-247
  9. Ankan Das, Amit Baran Sharangi
    Pages 249-276
  10. T. John Zachariah, N. K. Leela
    Pages 277-316
  11. Amit Baran Sharangi, M. K. Pandit
    Pages 341-357
  12. T. Seth, Y. A. Lyngdoh, A. Chattopadhyay, Amit Baran Sharangi, G. P. Mishra
    Pages 359-378
  13. Suddhasuchi Das, Amit Baran Sharangi
    Pages 379-404
  14. S. K. Acharya, Amit Baran Sharangi
    Pages 439-446
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 447-461

About this book


This work comprehensively covers the production, processing and post harvest technology of Indian spices with an added focus on the history and uniqueness of this legendary regional product. Individual chapters describe the unique aspects of these spices and their production, post harvest technology and value addition, molecular breeding, organic farming aspects, climate change effects and bioactive compounds. Seasonal, preparatory, and storage conditions resulting in composition variations are explored. 

Indian Spices: The Legacy, Production and Processing of India’s Treasured Export begins by outlining the historical legacy of Indian spices and describing the many aspects that make this product so unique and highly valued. The abundance and variety of these spices are also delineated. Further chapters focus on current research involving the production technology involved in production, management, harvesting and processing of Indian spices along with post harvest processes, storage and transportation. Important and effective trends such as molecular breeding for spice crop improvement, tissue culture, climate change impacts, organic spices, extension strategies and secondary metabolites receive dedicated chapters. A valuable aspect of this work is the presentation of value chains for these spices, with extensive research presented on the marketing and export of the product. With the shift from localized distribution networks to a fully globalized industry, this book comes at an important time of growth for Indian spices and will be of major value to any researcher with interest in the past, present and future of this product. 


Indian Spices Secondary Metabolites Spices as Value Addition Post harvest Technology Molecular Breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • Amit Baran Sharangi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic CropsBidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (Agricultural University)MohanpurIndia

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