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Tropical root and tuber crops: cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids.

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This second edition aims to summarize the information available on the origin, taxonomy, breeding, physiology, agronomy, pathology and processing of cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids (including Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma). This book is for researchers, farmers, students and all stakeholders in developing countries to persuade them that imported food depend...

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Chapter 28 (Page no: 420)

Aroids: postharvest quality and marketing.

Cocoyam, taro and other aroids (Alocasia, Amorphophallus and Cyrtosperma) have much potential in terms of fresh and processed products and are, in fact, industries with considerable expansion potential, especially as biofunctional foods. Taro is already processed and prepared into many consumable and diverse forms. Corms may be roasted, baked, boiled, steamed or fried. They may be processed into fresh or fermented paste, canned corm portions, flour, beverage, chips and flakes. The leaves, petioles, stolons and inflorescences are also consumed and are steamed or boiled. This chapter describes the chemical composition, physiological disorders in freshly stored corms, marketing, quality standards, storage methods, traditional processing techniques, and industrial processing of aroids.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Cassava: origin and history. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Cassava: taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Cassava: breeding and genetics. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) Cassava: developmental physiology. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 56) Cassava: agronomy. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 73) Cassava: pests and diseases. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 89) Cassava: postharvest quality and marketing. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 105) Sweet potato: origin and history. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 114) Sweet potato: taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 120) Sweet potato: breeding and genetics. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) Sweet potato: developmental physiology. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 157) Sweet potato: agronomy. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 174) Sweet potato: pests and diseases. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 190) Sweet potato: postharvest quality and marketing. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 209) Yams: origin and history. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 218) Yams: taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 241) Yams: breeding and genetics. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 260) Yams: developmental physiology. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 273) Yams: agronomy. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 293) Yams: pests and diseases. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 308) Yams: postharvest quality and marketing. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 329) Aroids: origin and history. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 338) Aroids: taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 359) Aroids: breeding and genetics. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 383) Aroids: developmental physiology. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 393) Aroids: agronomy. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 406) Aroids: pests and diseases. Author(s): Lebot, V.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • CIRAD, Centre de Coop√©ration Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le D√©veloppment, Montpellier, France.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789243369
  • Record Number
  • 20193488128