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Special Consular Reports Volume 72

Special Consular Reports Volume 72 by United States Dept Statistics
Special Consular Reports Volume 72
Author: United States Dept Statistics
Number of Pages: 308 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781130549492
File size: 24 Mb
Download Link: Special Consular Reports Volume 72

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...1913. Conditions somewhat improved later on, and the total yield is estimated, as stated, at a greater figure than in the previous year; it also exceeds the average of the preceding five years by some 6 per cent. SUGAR FROM DATE PALMS. An important opening may occur for American appliances now used in the maple-sugar industry of Vermont which might make possible the development of a simdar industry in India for extraction and manufacture of sugar from the wild date palms that grow plentifully throughout central India. The agricultural chemist of the Punjab Government, Mr. H. E. Annett, several years ago began an investigation of the possibilities of the date-palm sugar industry, which has existed in a small way only in the eastern part of Bengal, and as a result of his studies concluded that there ought to be important opportunities for profitable manufacture of sugar from date palms, especially in central India, and notably in the Native States of Gwalior, Indore, and Bhopal, where there are large forests of date palms. REVIEW OF INVESTIGATIONS. In a recent memoir published by the Agricultural Research Institute and College at Pusa, Mr. Annett, in giving an account of his work with reference to sugar-date palms, refers to the great improvements that have been introduced into the corresponding American industry--maple-sugar manufacture--in which case it is to be noted that a juice containing only some 3 per cent of sugar forms the raw material. He mentioned that if those engaged in the maple-sugar industry of Vermont could afford to employ good appliances and perfected methods, it should certainly be possible to apply them to India's date sugar. SACCHARINE CONTENT. It is stated that the juice derived from date palms grown in the dry soil of central India is...

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