Advances in Potato Chemistry and Technology (Google eBook)

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Jaspreet Singh, Lovedeep Kaur
Academic Press, Jul 22, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
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Developments in potato chemistry, including identification and use of the functional components of potatoes, genetic improvements and modifications that increase their suitability for food and non-food applications, the use of starch chemistry in non-food industry and methods of sensory and objective measurement have led to new and important uses for this crop. Advances in Potato Chemistry and Technology presents the most current information available in one convenient resource.The expert coverage includes details on findings related to potato composition, new methods of quality determination of potato tubers, genetic and agronomic improvements, use of specific potato cultivars and their starches, flours for specific food and non-food applications, and quality measurement methods for potato products.

* Covers potato chemistry in detail, providing key understanding of the role of chemical compositions on emerging uses for specific food and non-food applications * Presents coverage of developing areas, related to potato production and processing including genetic modification of potatoes, laboratory and industry scale sophistication, and modern quality measurement techniques to help producers identify appropriate varieties based on anticipated use

*Explores novel application uses of potatoes and potato by-products to help producers identify potential areas for development of potato variety and structure


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First book on Potato chemistry, nutrition and technology. Provides detailed coverage of all the topics in one volume. all the chapter authors are experts in their respecive fields. Highly recommended to grad students working in the area of food science, potato chemistry, nutrition and processing. Cheers! 


Part II Genetics and Genetic Resources
Part III Plant Growth and Development
Part IV Response to the Environment
Part V Tuber Quality
Part VI Pests and Diseases
Part VII Biotechnology
Part VIII Crop Management

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Jaspreet Singh 's stories have appeared in Walrus, Fiddlehead, World Cup Cricket Anthology, and Francis Ford Coppola 's Zoetrope. Seventeen Tomatoes won the 2004 McAuslan First Book Prize and has been translated into Spanish and Punjabi. He was the 2006 -07 Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence at theUniversity of Calgary.

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