Value Addition in Flowers

  • M. S. Mebakerlin
  • S. Chakravorty


Floriculture is presently considered as the most lucrative agro-enterprise in terms of profit making. As the flowers are the utmost perishable horticultural farm produce, there remains some hindrance in proper marketing following standard postharvest management practices by the common farmers. Hence, value addition by the agro-industries is another important arena for proper utilisation of fresh ornamentals in either garden-fresh or processed form. Different kinds of value-added products are nowadays formulated and marketed by the companies which include essential oils, flavours, fragrance, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical compounds, insecticidal and nematicidal compounds, pigments and natural dye, vanilla-based products, gulkand, rose water, etc. Besides floristry items, flower arrangements and floral ornaments are important value addition with the fresh flowers and other ornamentals. Another important arena is the production of dry/dehydrated flowers in which India has achieved a considerable success regarding in-house production and worldwide marketing. The different methods for the production of value-added products from flowers and other ornamentals are discussed in this chapter.


Flower Arrangement Rosa Damascena Sweet Flag Methyl Anthranilate Lawsonia Inermis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Palli Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, SriniketanBirbhumIndia

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