Books  Botany & Plant Science  Economic Botany & Ethnobotany 

African Natural Plant Products: From Forests and Fields to the Marketplace

Edited By: James Simon, Rodolfo Juliani and Lyle E Craker

448 pages, 150 black & white illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | 2017 | #189299 | ISBN-13: 9781439821763
Available for pre-order: Due Apr 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £89.00 $113/€105 approx

About this book

This book is a review of the latest discoveries made through the collection, cultivation, production, processing, marketing, and commercialization of African botanicals, herbs, spices, and plants. It provides case studies on several new plants used as supplements and nutraceuticals. The text provides a background in the botany and ecology of the indigenous plants in Africa and examines products such as plant-based butters and edible oils used in foods, cosmetics, and lubricants. Gums and resins are discussed, as well as aromatic plants as sources of essential oils. The book also covers the principles necessary for sustainable cultivation and other commercialization issues.


Contents

Genetic diversity and germplasm collection: an overview. Community development sustainable collection and of African natural plant products: an overview. Models of natural products and new crop introduction: an overview. Post-harvest handling and processing: an overview. Quality control: an overview. Development of value-added products. Economic development, benefit sharing, intellectual property rights, and ownership issues: an overview.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Biography

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Bestsellers in this subject

Guide to Foraging

NHBS Price: £3.50 $4/€4 approx

Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World

NHBS Price: £29.95 $38/€35 approx

Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea

NHBS Price: £20.99 $27/€25 approx

Medicinal Plants of Britain and Europe

NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€12 approx