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The first comprehensive review of sesame and its close relative, Sesame: the genus Sesamum covers ethnographic data, modern use, linguistic analysis of sesame names from around the world, market size, export and import data, geographical sources, use in the food and cosmetic industries, and much more. The book includes a historical review of the genus sesamum that reveals its place in present-day traditions and cultivation in Africa and Asia. Expanding coverage from archaeological and anthropological literature from India, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, this ethobotanical monograph draws on folk sources, reviews the phytochemistry of Sesamum, and presents extensive references.
Introduction: History of the Cultivation and Use of Sesame, D. Bedigian Cultivated Sesame, and Wild Relatives in the Genus Sesamum L, D. Bedigian Chemical Studies on the Lignans and Other Minor Constituents of Sesame Seed Oil, A. Kamal-Eldin Sesame Seed Coat: A Rich Source of Potential Mammalian Lignan Pprecursors, R. Grougnet, P. Magiatis, S. Mitakou, and A.-L. Skaltsounis Antioxidant and Anti-Carcinogenic Potentials of Sesame Lignans, D.H.F. Mak, P.Y. Chiu, and K.M. Ko Sesame Seed and Its Lignans: Metabolism and Bioactivities, S.M. Sacco and L.U. Thompson Physiological Effects of Sesame: Bioactive and Antioxidant Compounds, F. Shahidi and Z. Tan Sesame Seed Food Allergy, S.S. Teuber Flavor Constituents of Sesame, F. Shahidi, T. Hughes, and Z. Tan Seed Oil Bodies of Sesame and Their Surface Proteins, Oleosin, Caleosin, and Steroleosin, J.T.C. Tzen Use of Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy for Nondestructive Analyses of Sesame, T. Sato, A.A. Maw, and M. Katsuta Sesame's Protective Role in Crop Nematode Control, G.A. Elbadri and A.M. Yassin Molecular Biotechnology of Sesame, M.C. Suh and C.-H. Chung Responses of Sesame to Plant Growth Regulators, Micronutrients and Salinity, M. Prakash Seed Genetics in Relation to Yield in Sesame, S. Thirugnana Kumar Sesame Diseases and Their Management, P. Narayanasamy Sesame Cultivation and Use in China, Z. Yingzhong Sesame Cultivation and Use in Ethiopia, A. Teklewold, T. Made, and T. Baye Sesame Cultivation and Use in Iran, S.M. Mahdi Mortazavian and J.A. Kohpayegani Sesame Cultivation and Use in Somalia, A.Y. Sidow Sesame Cultivation and Use in Thailand, W. Wongyai Sesame Cultivation and Use in Turkey, B. Uzun Sesame Cultivation and Irrigation in the Kingdom of Urartu (Ararat), Armenian Highlands, and Its Aftermath: Major Agricultural Innovation, D. Bedigian Introduction and Early Use of Sesame in America: Medicine, Cookery and Folkways, D. Bedigian Current Market Trends: Progress, Expansion, and Economic Importance of Sesame, D. Bedigian Current Regulatory Status of Sesame and Its Commercial Products, D. Bedigian
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA BPharm, BSc (Chem), PhD (London), FRPharmS, Reader and Head of Pharmacognosy (retired),School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, UK