Maize: Nutrition Dynamics and Novel Uses

  • Dharam Paul Chaudhary
  • Sandeep Kumar
  • Sapna Langyan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introductory Chapter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. P. Chaudhary, Sandeep Kumar, O. P. Yadav
      Pages 3-17
  3. Protein Quality of Maize

  4. Nutritional Quality of Maize

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Narpinder Singh, Amritpal Kaur, Khetan Shevkani
      Pages 65-76
    3. Naveen Singh, Sujata Vasudev, D. K. Yadava, D. P. Chaudhary, K. V. Prabhu
      Pages 77-82
    4. Sandeep Kumar, Seema Sangwan, Rakesh Yadav, Sapna Langyan, Mohar Singh
      Pages 83-91
  5. Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Maize

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Anjali Anand, Sangeeta Khetarpal, Madan Pal Singh
      Pages 105-115
  6. Value Addition in Maize

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Seema Sangwan, Sandeep Kumar, Sneh Goyal
      Pages 119-134
    3. D. P. Chaudhary, D. Kumar, R. P. S. Verma, Sapna Langyan, Seema Sangwan
      Pages 135-140
    4. V. K. Yadav, P. Supriya
      Pages 141-152
    5. D. P. Chaudhary, S. L. Jat, R. Kumar, A. Kumar, B. Kumar
      Pages 153-160
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-161

About this book

Introduction

Maize is a globally important crop mainly utilized as feed, food and raw material for diverse industrial applications. Among cereals, it occupies third place after rice and wheat and is a staple food for a large segment of population worldwide particularly in the Asian as well as African countries. This monogram discusses various aspects of nutritional quality of maize such as quality protein maize which has been considered as most significant discovery in enhancing nutritional quality of cereals in terms of increasing the concentration of essential amino acids. The biochemistry of starch which is an important industrial product of maize has been discussed in detail. Further, the role of maize oil which is highly regarded for human consumption as it reduces the blood cholesterol concentration has also been elaborated. Naturally, maize is a rich source of carotenoids such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, cryptoxanthin which have highly diverse health benefits ranging from maintaining normal vision to lowering of oxidative stress. The need for biofortification of maize for provitamin A carotenoids and their role in alleviating vision impairments have also been discussed. The effect of various biotic and abiotic stresses particularly carbon dioxide and temperature on quality has been discussed thoroughly. Many value-added products as well as fermented foods that have been produced from maize which is consumed in different forms worldwide are also discussed. The aspects related to the maize application as fodder and as a source of malting have also been covered concisely. Overall, the book provides complete information about various quality aspects of maize. The various stakeholders such as maize researchers, extension specialists, students, teachers as well as farmers will be immensely benefitted from this monogram.

Keywords

Biofortification Corn Corn oil Corn protein Nutritional quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Dharam Paul Chaudhary
    • 1
  • Sandeep Kumar
    • 2
  • Sapna Langyan
    • 3
  1. 1.Directorate of Maize ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Germplasm Evaluation DivisionNational Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Directorate of Maize ResearchNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1623-0
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1622-3
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1623-0
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