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Title: Harvest and processing of <i>Makhana</i> (<i style="">Euryale ferox</i> Salisb.) – An unique assemblage of Traditional Knowledge
Authors: Mandal, R N
Saha, G S
Sarangi, N
Keywords: <i>Makhana</i>
Traditional processing
Nutritional value
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>: </b>A01B1/00, A01B15/00, A01B19/00, A01C3/00
Abstract: The study deals with the involvement of traditional knowledge pertaining to harvest and processing of <i>Makhana</i> (<i style="">Euryale ferox</i> Salisb.) –potential aquatic cash crop. A group of farmers, locally known as <i>Mallah</i>–a fisher community, is traditionally skilled with aquatic resource management. Inherently, they remain engaged in cultivation, harvest and processing of <i>Makhana</i>, which has high economic value in North and Eastern India. The harvest of <i>Makhana</i> seeds from water bodies and their processing from black hard nut to white puff, ready to eat, through frying in hot earthen oven are cumbersome traditional methods blended with a series of concerted effort. Each activity from harvest to processing, unique assemblage of traditional knowledge has been discussed.
Description: 684-688
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

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