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C.K. Narayana
C.K. Narayana: Head, Division of Postharvest Technology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessarghatta Lake (P.O.), Bengaluru-560 089, Karnataka

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The first few s introduces the reader to the crop, its origin and distribution, varieties cultivated throughout the country and their characteristics. Later the trade of banana, both international and domestic, is explained along with the ways the fruit is consumed in different parts of the world. A exclusively deals with the nutritive and therapeutic values of banana followed by the post harvest aspects at length in seven s with all the latest scientific developments. The last three s explain about the processing and value addition including the waste/by-products utilization. The readers will find it comprehensive with all the information relevant to post harvest aspects of bananas and plantains.

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  2. Introduction

    1 - 4 (4 Pages)
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  3. Origin, Production and Distribution

    5 - 10 (6 Pages)
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  4. Varieties and Their Characteristics

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  5. Trade –International and Domestic

    19 - 26 (8 Pages)
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  6. Consumption Pattern of Bananas and Plantains

    27 - 30 (4 Pages)
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  7. Nutritive, Medicinal and Therapeutic Values

    31 - 36 (6 Pages)
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  8. Post Harvest Losses and its Causes

    37 - 44 (8 Pages)
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  9. Pre-Harvest Factors Affecting the Shelf / Storage Life and Quality

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  10. Post Harvest Factors Affecting The Shelf Life and Quality

    63 - 66 (4 Pages)
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    Post Harvest Physiology, Shelf Life and Quality Changes

    67 - 76 (10 Pages)
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  12. 11 

    Improved Harvest, Postharvest Handling, Packaging and Transportation

    77 - 86 (10 Pages)
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  13. 12 

    Storage of Banana

    87 - 106 (20 Pages)
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  14. 13 

    Ripening and Retailing

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  15. 14 

    Minimal Processing

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  16. 15 

    Banana Processing and Processed Products

    125 - 144 (20 Pages)
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  17. 16 

    Utilization of  Field Residues and Processing Waste

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