The Manufacture of Starch from Cassava Roots in Uganda

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1968
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Ghosh B. N.
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The cassava plant (Manihot esculenta crantz), also known as ubi kettella or kaspe in Indonesia, manioca, mandioca or yuca in Latin America and manioc in Madagascar [1], is second in importance only to the sweet potato as a root crop throughout the tropics [2]. Of South American origin, it is now grown in every tropical country, including East Africa, where it is believed to have been introduced by the Portuguese [3]. It is grown either as a famine relief crop or processed in various ways to form traditional articles of food. While due to its very high starch content it is also considered suitable as a raw material for the production of industrial starch. The present article describes the plant being set up in the Lango District of Uganda for this purpose.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXXIV (No. 1), p. 78-83
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