“Wild spinach about 7 feet tall and fully mature. Well-fed wild spinach is well-branched and produces a huge quantity of seeds when mature. The leaves are still edible at this stage but are reduced in quality, taking on a somewhat off-flavor. According to research on other mature plants, the leaves on these older plants retain most of their nutrients and phytochemicals as long as they are still green.” (Left: The author stands in for perspective, 2006.) Imagine what you could do with eighteen delicious new greens in your dining arsenal including purslane, chickweed, curly dock, wild spinach, sorrel, and wild mustard. John Kallas makes it fun and easy to learn about foods you’ve unknowingly passed by all your life. Through gorgeous photographs, playful, but authoritative text, and ground-breaking design he gives you the knowledge and confidence to finally begin eating and enjoying edible wild plants. Edible Wild Plants divides plants into four flavor categories — foundation, tart
A practical guide to all aspects of edible wild plants: finding and identifying them, their seasons of harvest, and their methods of collection and preparation. Each plant is discussed in great detail and accompanied by excellent color photographs. Includes an index, illustrated glossary, bibliography, and harvest calendar. The perfect guide for all experience levels.
More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous look-alikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses.
It is reported that China’s major edible oil manufacturers have presented the application to National Development and Reform Commission for lifting the price of edible oil. The price of Arawana blend oil, bean oil and rape oil will see an adjustment, others types of Arawana oil not included. The price of Fu Linmen bean oil and rape oil will also be adjusted soon.
Reason for raising China’s edible oil price is that both international and domestic markets of raw material of edible oil are recovering these weeks and thus the raw material price goes higher than the factory price. On one hand, due to the financial crisis, the output of South American soybean which is the main raw material of China’s edible oil goes down and the forward price of soybean goes high; on the other hand, China continuously issues policies of purchasing soybean and rapeseed for more reserve, which makes the price of oil crop rise all the time on both international and domestic market.
According to statistics, the CNF average price of China’s imported soybean in April 2009 reached 404 USD/ton, 7 USD/ton higher than that of March and 385 USD/ton higher than the expected price. The cost of China’s imported soybean stood at 3290 USD/ton and the average profit of oil factory at early stage reached 380 USD/ton in April. In May, the price and cost of imported soybean stayed almost the same as that of April at respectively 405 USD/ton and 3297 USD/ton. At present, the CNF offer of South American soybean in June is 476 USD/ton, 100 USD/ton higher than that of last week. And the cost will be 3860 USD/ton. If bean oil is sold at the present price, oil factories will suffer a loss of 131 USD/ton at early stage of oil pressing.
Because soybeans are mainly from international market, the price of edible oil is more affected by international factors. Due to the planting season at present, the international forward price of soybean will continue to rise for one or two months and thus the price of edible oil will also see an increase of 10 percent this time. It is predicted that the rising price of edible oil will not give rise to the inflation under such a situation totally different from that of 2008.
Considering the fact that domestic bean oil mainly relies on import, Chinese government issued “Adjustment and Revitalization Plan for Light Industry” on May 18th, 2009 to encourage further development of oil crop. The increased output of China’s peanut oil reached 1 million tons, rapeseed oil 1 million tons, cottonseed oil 500,000 tons and special oil 1 million tons.
Indian cuisine is incomplete without the touch of spices and edible seeds. These are very essential for preparing tasty and equally nutritive food. The edible seeds have good nutritional value where as the spices are added for the rich aroma and taste enhancement to the food. There are a large number of companies supplying various edible seeds and spices, but all can not give the finest quality. When it comes to finest quality suppliers, Shyam Industries is one such leading manufacturer and exporter of premium edible seeds and spices who has maintained a sustained production and export endeavor since the year 1992 for supplying high quality agricultural products to satisfy customer’s high quality needs.
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Of the six major plant parts, seeds are the most important source of human food. They are exceptionally rich sources of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, copper and vitamins like B1 and E required for healthy living. A vast continuum of edible seeds are used in cooking and garnishing food items out of which some very common and important are sesame seeds, mustard seeds, peanut kernel seeds and rapeseeds.
Equipped with modern hi-tech hulling & cleaning plant of sesame seeds, Shyam Industries provides mechanically hulled sesame seeds of high quality. These are naturally flavored and cream-white colored seeds whose husk or hull is removed prior to thorough cleaning. Used in various food items and bakery products these hulled sesame seeds are extremely nutritious seeds containing rich proteins and valuable minerals. Shyam Industries offers sesame seeds in variety of colors ranging from cream white to charcoal black. The natural white sesame seeds are cholesterol-free and widely used as ingredients in breads, cookies, chocolates, ice creams and vegetable dishes whereas the natural black sesame seeds are the rich sources of protein, calcium and vitamin-B that are mainly used for garnishing food items. The team of professionals at Shyam Industries strives hard to provide the best quality peanut kernels that are rich in oil content and have delicious buttery and nutty taste. Belonging to the bean family, these are oval shaped, brownish red colored de-shelled and driedgroundnut seeds with high protein content. We also offer spicy flavored yellow mustard seeds used in regional cuisines which also act as stimulants, laxatives and digestives. The rape seeds are very valuable sources for edible oil for humans, cakes for animal feed and biodiesel for vehicles. The rape seed oil produced from the rape seeds supplied by us helps in reducing cholesterol levels.
Spices are the dried seeds, roots or vegetative substances that act as food additives for flavor and color and preservatives that kill harmful bacteria and prevent their growth. With distinct flavor and strong aroma, cumin seeds are the spices used as a seasoning in many dishes and cooking soups, curries and stews. The premium quality cumin seeds offered by us help to soothe gastric disorders. Known for their highly aromatic and refreshing taste, fennel seeds offered by Shyam are popular breathe fresheners and flavoring agents. Our well processed dill seeds and coriander seeds have excellent digestive and carminative properties and thus can be consumed to get relief from stomach aches. The fenugreek seeds are dark yellow colored bitter seeds effective for treating diabetes and joint pains. Shyam industries offer the fenugreek spice for flavoring and seasoning numerous culinary dishes. One can purchase our ani seeds for flavoring foods, drinks and confectionary products like chocolates and candies. We offer sweet and aromatic ani seeds that act as breathe freshners when consumed after meals.
So what ever may be your requirements for edible seeds or edible spices Shyam Industries can serve you with best quality products to satisfy your premium quality needs. Visit http://www.shyam.in for further details.
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