Singh, M K and Kumar, Rakesh and Devi, K and Sharma, Madhu and Ahuja, Paramvir Singh (2012) In Himachal Pradesh-Saffron to make farmers prosperous. The Journal of Indian Horticulture .

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Saffron is most expensive spice of the world. The spice is derived from stigma. About 85 species of genus Crocus are distributed worldwide but only C. sativus has received some attention and is cultivated in several countries. Since time immemorial, stigmas of saffron have been valued for its exotic flavour, bitter taste and colour. Some of its components have cytotoxic, anti carcinogenic and anti tumor properties. The area under this spice is less but its demand in international market is increasing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: In Himachal Pradesh-Saffron prosperous
Subjects: Plant sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 05:31
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 05:31

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