The Geography of Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum M.)
Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Geografie
This book catalogues the multi-scale impact of agronomy and economy on Cardamom, known as the “Queen” of spices. Cardamom is the second most important spice crop in the world, after Black pepper, known as the “King” of spices. Spices were the symbols of luxury and royalty, and cardamom was used in the manufacture of perfumes during the Greek and Roman times. It became one of the most important Oriental spices used in both Greek and Roman cuisine as well as its pharmacological applications. The book is divided into 15 chapters and concentrates on aspects of cardamom production and processing, the taxonomic aspects of cardamom, chemistry, pathology, entomology and is concluded with the future of cardamom. Special emphasis is given to the utility of “The Nutrient Buffer Power Concept”, a soil management technique in precise fertilizer management, especially with regard to Potassic fertilizers in cardamom production.
Biochemistry of Cardamom, Cardamom, the "Queen" of Spices, The Nutrient Buffer Power Concept, Pharmacology of Cardamom products, Mineral Nutrition of Cardamom, Cardamom Plantation