Food-grains of India (Google eBook)

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Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1886 - Food crops - 180 pages
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Page 34 - a more important crop " in India " than either Rice or Wheat, and are grown more extensively, being raised from Madras in the south to Rajputana in the north. They occupy about eightythree per cent of the food-grain area in Bombay and Sinde, forty-one per cent in the Punjab, thirty-nine per cent in the Central Provinces," " in all about thirty million acres.
Page 10 - Compounds, such as starch, dextrin, sugar, and fat, which serve to keep up the heat and movements of the body by the discharge of their potential energy during oxidation in the organism. The fat of the body is formed in part from fat or oil in the food. The members of this group are often called "heatgivers," a term which is equivalent to "force-producers.
Page 98 - Sutiu ; this is stirred up with sufficient water to make a thick paste, to this a little salt is added, and the preparation is eaten with garlic, onions or chillies. This mixture, generally admixed with flour of gram or other seeds or grains, forms the chief food of the larger part of the peasantry of Shahabad. Barley alone, or even...
Page 68 - Two harvests are all but universal in Bengal, with an occasional third, but smaller one ; two crops are frequently taken off the same field.
Page 68 - The analyses which have been made of a large number of samples of ' cleaned ' rice, give figures which are wonderfully accordant, considering the great differences in the appearance of the specimens and the very diverse conditions under which they have been grown. The fibre and adventitious earth are sometimes rather high from imperfect cleaning of the grain, but the nitrogenous constituents or albumenoids...
Page 67 - ... shorn when the boro crop is removed, but this does not seem to injure the raida. It continues to grow, and yields its crop in September or October, having been thus 10 to ii months on the field. Five Crops of Rice a Year. A proprietor of an estate with fairly mixed soil according to this system might have three, if not four or even five, harvests of rice every twelve months, thus : (1) Aus harvest, from July to August. (2) Chotan dman, from October to November. (3) Boran dman, from December...
Page 91 - ... course, not quite fixed in amount. Still if a wet season increases the percentage of ash, if a thin-skinned, well-developed sample contains less fibre, and if a plump dark-coloured specimen has a larger proportion of oil or fat, all such variations are quite unimportant in comparison with those...
Page 16 - Gesell., vol. 34, p. 3417, 1901. tigation is most recent, ferric hydroxide exists in at least six modifications, which differ in their physical and chemical properties and in their content of water. They are all. he says, polymers of the simplest hydroxide. From what has been said in the preceding paragraphs, it is evident that the composition of sedimentary iron ores must range between widely separated limits. They may be mainly ferrous carbonate, either crystalline or amorphous, or principally...
Page 91 - Ohurch states that he has never yet met with an Indian wheat which contained less than 10 per cent, of albumenoids ; while a large number of samples of first-rate English, Canadian, and Australian samples give numbers between 8 and 9. According to the same authority the average percentage of albumenoids its Indian wheat is about I3'5, but some are as low as io'3, and some as high as 16-7.
Page vii - ... illustrated work entitled the " Food Grains of India," published in 1886, for the Committee of Council on Education, and based upon information acquired by the India Office in connexion with the late India Museum, Professor Church deals somewhat fully with the alimentary value of the chief food -grains of our Eastern Empire.

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