Tropical Roots and Tubers: Production, Processing and by Harish K. Sharma, Nicolas Y. Njintang, Rekha S. Singhal,

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By Harish K. Sharma, Nicolas Y. Njintang, Rekha S. Singhal, Pragati Kaushal

Roots and tubers are regarded as an important foodstuff vegetation after cereals and give a contribution considerably to sustainable improvement, source of revenue iteration and meals protection specifically within the tropical areas. The perishable nature of roots and tubers calls for acceptable garage stipulations at various phases ranging from farmers to its ultimate consumers.  due to their hugely perishable nature, look for effective and higher equipment of preservation/processing were carrying on with along the advancements in numerous enviornment.
This e-book covers the processing and technological points of root and tuber meals, detailing the construction and processing of roots and tubers comparable to taro, cassava, candy potato, yam and elephant foot yam. that includes chapters on anatomy, taxonomy and body structure, molecular and biochemical characterization, hole, GMP, HACCP, garage innovations, in addition to the newest technological interventions in Taro, Cassava, candy potato, yam and Elephant foot Yam.

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2011). Plant carbohydrates mainly include celluloses, gums and starches. The properties of starch grains affect the processing qualities and digestibility of tropical roots/tubers. In addition to starch and sugar, root and tuber crops also contain some non-starch polysaccharides; such as celluloses, pectins and hemicelluloses, along with other associated structural proteins and lignins, which are collectively referred to as dietary fiber (FAO, 1990). 7%. 6). 0%) than the tubers. 6. Tropical roots and tubers exhibit very low lipid content.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Statistical Division, Rome. Accessed 4 February 2015. FAO (2013) Save and grow: Cassava: A guide to sustainable production intensification, pp. 641–5140. Frison, C. and Lopez, F. (2011) Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security Stakeholder: Perspectives on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Eds C. Frison, F. T. Esquinas-Alcázar), FAO, Rome. , Ahoussou, N. and Tio-Touré, B. (2001) Yams, in Tropical Plant Breeding (eds A.

The vitamin K has a potential role in building bone mass by promoting osteotrophic activity. com). Elephant foot yam is used in many Ayurvedic preparations. The tubers are considered to have pain-killing, anti-inflammatory, anti-flatulence, digestive, aphrodisiac and rejuvenating tonic properties. The tuber is particularly used to cure health problems such as inflammation, coughs, flatulence, constipation, anaemia, haemorrhoids and fatigue. , 2014). 4 Foods Sweet Potato The sweet potato is a rich source of β-carotene.

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