More Details about Cardamom The Genus Elettaria (HB)

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PublisherRoutledge Taylor and Francis group
BindingHard Back
Publish YearJanuary 2012


Cardamom was next to pepper in its importance during the renaissance period, and is often qualified as the queen of spices because of its very pleasant aroma and taste. The Western Ghat forest of the Malabar coast, India, is the center of origin and diversity for cardamom and it might have been nature's design that the king and queen of spices (black pepper and cardamom) originated in the same forests. This volume contains sixteen chapters, fourteen on cardamom and one each on large cardamom and false cardamoms. All aspects of the cardamom crop have been covered in this volume, and each chapter is written by experts in their respective fields. This volume can be used both as a textbook and reference work for scientists and students of horticulture, plantation crops, botany and related fields.