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Cassava storage part 2: storage of dried cassava products

Cassava storage part 2: storage of dried cassava products

McFarlane, J.A. (1982) Cassava storage part 2: storage of dried cassava products. Tropical Science, 24 (4). pp. 205-236. ISSN 1556-9179

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This paper reviews existing information on the storage of dried cassava products, such as chips, flour and pellets, the dried fermented products gari and farinha da manioca, and also cassava starch and its products. Together with Part 1 (Rickard and Coursey, 1981), this paper serves to up-date and replace an earlier review (lngram and Humphries, 1972) which covered both aspects of cassava storage. Dried cassava products are intrinsically more stable than the fresh roots. Their deterioration is caused primarily by exogenous factors such as fungi, bacteria, insects and rodents, rather than by the endogenous physiological factors which, together with phytopathogens, are the main causes of loss in fresh roots. As with other types of durable produce, drying of the cassava product to an appropriately low moisture content is an essential factor in minimising attack by fungi and insects; drying is therefore discussed in some detail, as are alternative control measures, especially for insects.

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Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgements: The overall breadth of this review has been substantially augmented by the inclusion of contributions from the late D. G. Coursey. Thanks are also due to Dr B. D. Jones for assistance with the section on aflatoxin, to Mrs A. J. Wallbridge for the provision of taxonomic details on many of the fungal species mentioned, and to Dr L. Kennedy and Mrs C. D. Oswin-Bateman for useful comments on the section dealing with the drying of cassava.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cassava storage, cassava, dried cassava, cassava products, cassava chips, cassava flour, cassava pellets, gari, farinha da manioca, cassava starch, postharvest loss
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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