Complete Book on Banana Cultivation, Dehydration, Ripening, Processing, Products and Packaging Technology
Banana is an important fruit crop of many tropical and subtropical regions of India. It is cultivated in India in an area of 565.1 thousand ha and total production is around 18,701.9 thousand tons. Main banana growing states are Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The global production of banana is around 76,436 thousand tons of which India contributes 24.5%. Besides India, other major banana producing countries are Brazil, China, Philippines, Costa Rica and Ecuador.
Flour is produced from both plantains and eating bananas in many regions, which can then be used in soups, baking or as a drink. The banana can also be used to make vinegar and to brew beverages. The stamina flowers can be used as a vegetable, after briefly heating them in salty water (to remove the bitterness). Bananas can also be used as a starch-rich animal feed (pig farming). The fresh leaves are high in protein content, and are preferred for their taste by cattle and chickens. The leaves are also commonly used as packing material and for roofing. Along with the pseudo-stem they offer excellent mulching material. The exclusive use of healthy seeds, and application of appropriate measures, offer the most effective preventative and thus alternative methods of controlling insects and nematodes. The application of waste from extensive shrimp farms in Ecuador (shrimp shells) has shown good results against nematodes beside being a good organic fertilizer.
The book contains the following chapter: Banana, Cultivation of Bananas, Banana and its Bye-products, Technology of Banana Products, Banana Chips Manufacturing, Paper and Boards from Banana Stem Waste, Fruit Juices and Wines Technology, Technology of Banana Dehydration, Physiology of the Banana Root System, Banana Beer Technology, Tissue Culture in the Banana Industry, Processing of Banana, The Ripening of Bananas, Banana Wine, Technologies and Packages of Banana, Making Export Quality Bananas, Dried and Dehydrated Products of Banana, Improvement of Banana, Banana and Its Bye Products (Project Profile), Banana Fibre Extraction and Hand Made Paper, Banana Fibre Extraction and Weaving, Banana Plantation, Banana Powder (Dried Banana), Banana Wafers, Organic Cultivation of Banana, Wine From Banana (Project Profile).
- Item Code: isbn-9789380772219