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Cover for The classification, origins, distribution and economic importance of the major vegetable crops.

This chapter discusses the classification of alliums; distribution and ecology; the types, history and evolution of edible crops; and economic importance. The names and taxonomic grouping of the edible alliums important in commerce are tabulated, including the features that can be used in...

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933999)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The structure of edible alliums.

This chapter discusses edible alliums in terms of the: visible growth stages; outline of the overall plant structure; structure of the vegetative shoot apex; stem structure; bulb structure; foliage leaf structure; root system; inflorescence and flower structure and seed development.

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933999)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biochemistry, health benefits and food science of alliums.

This chapter reviews aspects of biochemistry that are special to alliums, all of which are relevant to their properties as foods, both raw and processed, and also to their well-known health benefits. Subjects reviewed are the biochemistry of the flavour compounds, aspects of carbohydrate...

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933999)
Type
Book chapter