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Chemistry of spices.

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This book (24 chapters) covers the chemistry (chemical composition and structure) of the following spice plants and their products, and provides brief information on the morphology, and postharvest management (storage, packaging and grading) of these crops: black pepper (Piper nigrum), small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), large cardamom (Amomum subulatum), ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and cassia (...

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Chapter 13 (Page no: 242)

Fenugreek.

This chapter covers the morphology, uses, chemical composition (general composition of seeds and leaves, volatile compounds in essential oils, and non-volatile compounds in seeds, such as lipids, steroid glycosides, saponins and alcohols), and medicinal properties (including hypoglycaemic, hypocholesterolaemic, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant activities) of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Parthasarathy, V. A. Chempakam, B. Zachariah, T. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Black pepper. Author(s): Zachariah, T. J. Parthasarathy, V. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) Small cardamom. Author(s): Chempakam, B. Sindhu, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 59) Large cardamom. Author(s): Chempakam, B. Sindhu, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 70) Ginger. Author(s): Zachariah, T. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 97) Turmeric. Author(s): Chempakam, B. Parthasarathy, V. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 124) Cinnamon and cassia. Author(s): Leela, N. K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 146) Clove. Author(s): Leela, N. K. Sapna, V. P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 165) Nutmeg and mace. Author(s): Leela, N. K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 190) Coriander. Author(s): Parthasarathy, V. A. Zachariah, T. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 211) Cumin. Author(s): Azeez, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 227) Fennel. Author(s): Azeez, S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 260) Paprika and chilli. Author(s): Zachariah, T. J. Gobinath, P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 287) Vanilla. Author(s): Azeez, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 312) Ajowan. Author(s): Zachariah, T. J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 319) Star anise. Author(s): Chempakam, B. Balaji, S.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 331) Aniseed. Author(s): Leela, N. K. Vipin, T. M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 342) Garcinia. Author(s): Krishnamurthy, K. S. Sapna, V. P.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 362) Tamarind. Author(s): Krishnamurthy, K. S. Sapna, V. P. Parthasarathy, V. A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 376) Parsley. Author(s): Azeez, S. Parthasarathy, V. A.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 401) Celery. Author(s): Krishnamurthy, K. S.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 413) Curry leaf. Author(s): Parthasarathy, V. A. Zachariah, T. J. Chempakam, B.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 426) Bay leaf. Author(s): Parthasarathy, V. A. Zachariah, T. J. Chempakam, B.