About the Book
The fifth popular edition of this book covers the nomenclature, description, distribution, composition and uses of about 86 spices. The facts that it is being brought out in the platinum (75th) year of the author's life speak volumes for the popularity of the book. It has also been translated into four Indian languages (Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil). The various uses of spices in foods and beverages as flavourants, in medicine, and in perfumery and cosmetics are described. It also covers the latest PFA quality standards for spices, as well as lists of other national (agmark, ISI or BIS) and international (ISO) standards for spices, their products, and methods of test.
About the Author
Dr. J.S. Pruthi (b. 1921), is an internationally known authority on spice technology. He has authored five professional books on different facets of spices, including the one published in USA and two by the ICAR. In addition, he has also authored four more books on food technology of which two have been approved as textbooks for graduate and postgraduate studies. He has been the founder Director, Agmark Laboratories, Govt. of India , Founder Director, CSIR industrial R & D Complex, one of the senior most founding scientists of CFTRI, Mysore and one of the first and the oldest post-graduate teachers of food technology in India. He has authored six patents (including three on spices), 300 R & D publications in food technology (including 100 on spice technology) and nine books. He has won several national and international awards, including the covetous NRDC national award and the outstanding aluminus 1995 by CFTRI Alumini Association and by PAU-OBA, Ludhiana. He has led several Indian delegations of experts to ISO international conferences for formulating world standards for Commonwealth Secretariat, London, and Consultant to the UNDP in 1994. he has also been serving and advising food industries in India and abroad in spice technology and fruit/food technology. He was honoured in 1996 as 'Fellow' of the AFST (India) and ISI earlier. He is now the Founder President of Carishma Food Consultancy Services (India)
Glossary Technical, Medical and Botanical Terms
I. Harvesting Seasons for Important Indian Spices
II. National Agmark Standards for Spices (whole and ground)
III. PFA Definitions & Quality Standards for Spices (whole and ground)
IV. A list of National (BIS) Quality Standards for Spices, Spice Products and their Methods of Test.
V. A list of International (ISO) Quality Standards for Spices, Spice Products and their Methods of Test
VI. Spice Research Centers in India under the Aegis of AICRPS/(IISR) 1CAR Index
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