Together with its companion volume, Handbook of herbs and spices: Volume 2 provides a comprehensive and authoritative coverage of key herbs and spices. Chapters on individual plants cover such issues as description and classification, production, chemical structure and properties, potential health benefits, uses in food processing and quality issues.
Part 1 General issues: The functional role of herbal spices; Herbs and spices and antimicrobials; Screening for health effects of herbs; Under-utilised herbs and spices. Part 2 Particular herbs and spices: Ajowan; Allspice; Chervil; Coriander; Geranium; Lavender; Mustard; Nigella; Oregano; Parsley; Rosemary; Sesame; Star anise; Thyme; Vanilla.
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Professor K V Peter is Vice-Chancellor and former Director of Research at Kerala Agricultural University. He was formerly Director of the Indian Institute of Spices Research where he conducted ground-breaking research on such spices as black pepper and cardamom. Professor Peter was awarded the prestigious Rafi Ahamid Kidwai Award by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for his contributions to spices research and the Recognition Award for his contributions to crop improvement by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.