xviii, 322p., Col. & B/W Plts., Figs., Tables, Gloss., Bib., Annex., Index, 21 cm. (First Edition pub. in 1976) (Second Edition pub. in 1979) (Third Edition pub. in 1987) (Fouth Edition pub. in 1992) (Fifth Edition pub. in 1998)
The latest pupular edition of this book covers the nomenclature, description, distributin, composition and uses of about 86 spices. The book has also been translated into several Indian languages. The various ues of spices in goods and beverges as flavourants, in medicine, and in perfumery and cosmetics are desribed. It alsocovers the latest PFA quality standards for spices, as well as lists of other national and Interanational standards for spices, their products, and their methods of test.