Biology and Chemistry of Jerusalem Artichoke: Helianthus tuberosus L., 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Biology and Chemistry of Jerusalem Artichoke

Helianthus tuberosus L., 1st Edition

By Stanley J. Kays, Stephen F. Nottingham

CRC Press

496 pages

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A unique plant on many levels, the distinctive properties of the Jerusalem artichoke, or Helianthus tuberosus L., present novel answers to some of today's most pressing problems. The potential of Jerusalem artichoke as a source for inulin, a fructose polymer that may provide dietary health benefits for obesity, diabetes, and several other health is

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Underutilized Resource, Nomenclature, Origin and History, Classification, Identification, Distribution, Plant Morphology and Anatomy, Chemical Composition and Inulin Chemistry, Value in Human and Animal Diets, Biomass and Biofuel, Genetic Resources, Breeding, and Cultivars, Propagation, Developmental Biology, Resource Allocation, and Yield, Pollinators, Pests and Diseases, Agronomic Practices, Storage, Economics, Appendix

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science