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The first comprehensive review of sesame and its close relative, Sesame: the genus Sesamum covers ethnographic data, modern use, linguistic analysis of sesame names from around the world, market size, export and import data, geographical sources, use in the food and cosmetic industries, and much more. The book includes a historical review of the genus Sesamum that reveals its place in present-day traditions and cultivation in Africa and Asia. Expanding coverage from archaeological and anthropological literature from India, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, this ethnobotanical monograph draws on folk sources, reviews the phytochemistry of Sesamum, and presents extensive references.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780849335389
ISBN-10: 0849335388
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 556
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-May-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dorothea Bedigian

Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA BPharm, BSc (Chem), PhD (London), FRPharmS, Reader and Head of Pharmacognosy (retired),School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, UK