MashValerianella locusta is a small annual herbaceous plant in the family Valerianaceae. The plant is native to Europe but has been introduced to North America and other parts of the world. It is a common weed in agricultural fields and gardens. The leaves of the plant are used as a salad green, and the plant is also grown commercially for this purpose.
Valerianella locusta is a salad green that is also known as corn salad, lamb's lettuce, or mâche. It has a delicate flavor and a slightly nutty taste. Valerianella locusta is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate. It can be eaten raw in salads or cooked as a side dish. Valerianella locusta is a small, annual herbaceous plant. It has a basal rosette of leaves and slender, upright stems that bear small white flowers. The leaves are oblong to lanceolate in shape and have toothed margins. They are typically 1-5 cm long and 2-3 cm wide. The flowers are solitary or in clusters of 2-3 and have five petals. They are about 1 cm long and have a white or pale pink color. The fruit is a small, nut-like capsule.
Valerianella locusta is a cool season annual herb that is native to Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to North America, where it is now naturalized. This plant grows in disturbed areas, such as fields and gardens. The leaves are edible and have a mild flavor. The young leaves can be used in salads, while the older leaves are best cooked. Valerianella locusta is high in vitamin C and other antioxidants. It also contains potassium, magnesium, and calcium. This plant can be used to add flavor to food or as a medicinal herb.
To sow common corn salad, direct sow the seeds into the garden in the spring. The plants will germinate and grow quickly and can be harvested within a few weeks. Alternatively, you can start the plants indoors several weeks before the last frost date. Common corn salad is a great choice for a beginner gardener, as it is easy to grow and requires little care. The plant is also quite tolerant of cold weather, so it can be grown in regions with cooler climates.
Global mash production
Mash plant global production is expected to reach 675 million liters by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2016 to 2021. The demand for mash is driven by the growth in the alcohol industry, where the mash is used as a raw material for the production of beer, wine, and spirits. The Asia-Pacific region is the largest market for mash, accounting for more than 50% of the total global production in 2016.
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the highest growth in mash plant production during the forecast period, due to the increasing demand from countries such as China and India. The Chinese alcohol industry is growing at a rapid pace, due to the increasing per capita consumption of alcohol and the growing number of bars and pubs in the country. India is also a major market for mash, due to the growing demand for Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) and beer.
The North American region is the second-largest market for mash plant production, accounting for around 20% of the total global production in 2016. The United States is the largest market for mash in North America, followed by Canada. The growing demand for organic and gluten-free products is expected to drive the growth of the mash plant industry in North America.
The European region is the third-largest market for mash plant production, accounting for around 15% of the total global production in 2016. The United Kingdom is the largest market for mash in Europe, followed by Germany. The growing demand for premium and craft beer is expected to drive the growth of the mash plant industry in Europe.
The Latin American region is expected to witness moderate growth in mash plant production during the forecast period, due to the growing demand for alcohol in Brazil and Mexico.
The Middle East & Africa region is expected to witness the lowest growth in mash plant production during the forecast period, due to the low per capita consumption of alcohol in the region.
Some of the key players operating in the global mash plant market are Tereos Internacional S.A., Cargill, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated, and Corn Products International, Inc. This research report analyzes this market based on its market segments, major geographies, and current market trends.