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The Use of Spices and Medicinals as Bioactive Protectants for Grains

A Global Perspective. FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin 137

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Published: 15th Jun 1999
Dimensions: h 300mm
ISBN-10: 9251042942
ISBN-13: 9789251042946
Barcode No: 9789251042946
ISSN: 1010-1365
Synopsis
Opinion now favours a shift away from reliance on conventional insecticides towards the use of more natural, sustainable methods of protecting stored foods from insect damage. This bulletin considers alternative materials applicable for use as food storage protectants, concentrating particularly on plants which have found other uses as food spices or in medical applications. Over 100 plant species are described in detail with photographs. There is also a brief update on current research on the use of plant materials as storage protectants.

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