Economic Products of India Exhibited in the Economic Court, Calcutta International Exhibition, L883-84: Foods, food-stuffs, and fodders

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Superintendent of Government Print., 1883 - Botany, Economic

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Page 120 - Those virgin lilies, all the night Bathing their beauties in the lake, That they may rise more fresh and bright, When their beloved Sun's awake...
Page 36 - Annual Statement of the Trade and Navigation of British India with Foreign Countries, and of the Coasting Trade between the several Presidencies...
Page 63 - The seeds like those of the other Cucurbitaceous fruits contain much farinaceous matter blended with a large portion of mild oil; the natives dry and grind them into a meal, which they employ, as an article of diet; they also express a mild oil from them, which they use in food and to burn in their lamps. Experience as well as analogy prove these seeds to be highly nourishing and well deserving of a more extensive culture than is bestowed on them at present.
Page 89 - The fleshy part of the fruit which covers the seeds and their proper juicy envelope, or anl, is in large quantity, of a firm texture and of a very sharp, pleasant, acid taste. It is used by the natives in their curries, and for acidulating water. If cut into slices, and dried, it retains its qualities for years and might be most advantageously employed during long sea-voyages, as a succedaneum fur lemons, or limes, to put into various messes, >\here salt meat is employed, &c.
Page 97 - Boon, it grows well, and at an altitude of 6000 feet in the Government gardens, Mussoori, but in those regions the highest limit appears to be 4000 or 4500 feet. It has been successfully cultivated in Dehra Doon for many years, so far as mere growth is concerned; but heavy rain at the flowering period prevents the flower from reaching perfection as to quantity and quality of the powder on which its value depends, and the results have, on the whole, been unsatisfactory.— Stewart, P.
Page 137 - It encloses in its substance a large quantity of farinaceous substance, which the natives use for food in times of scarcity. To procure this meal, the small trunk is split into six or eight pieces, and dried and beaten in wooden mortars till the farinaceous part is detached from the fibres ; it is then sifted, to separate them : the meal is then fit for use. The only further preparation which this meal undergoes is the boiling it into a thick gruel, or canji.
Page 46 - The pith or farinaceous part of the trunk of old trees is said to be equal to the best sago; the natives make it into bread, and boil it into thick gruel...
Page 45 - This tree is highly valuable to the natives of the countries where it grows in plenty. It yields them during the hot season an immense quantity of toddy or palm wine. I have been informed that the best trees will yield at the rate of a hundred pints in the twenty-four hours.
Page 63 - I know ; when little more than one-half grown, they are oblong, and a little downy; in this state they are pickled; when ripe they are about as large as an ostrich's egg, smooth and yellow ; when cut they have much the flavour of the melon, and will keep...
Page 65 - The ground must be rich, friable, and so high as not to be overflowed during the rainy season, such as the Bengalees about Calcutta call Danga. It is often planted on land where sugar-cane grew the preceding year, and is deemed a meliorating crop. The soil must be well ploughed and cleared of weeds, &c. It is then raised in April and May, according as the rains begin to fall, into ridges, nine or ten inches high, and eighteen or twenty broad, with intervening trenches nine or ten inches broad. The...

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