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dc.contributor.authorAndama, Morgan
dc.contributor.authorLejju, Julius B.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-13T09:07:37Z
dc.date.available2021-12-13T09:07:37Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationAndama, M., & Lejju, J. B. (2012). Potential of Fermentation in Detoxifying Toxic Cassava Root Tubers.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1939-1250
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/396
dc.description.abstractQuantitative determination of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) content in a toxic local cassava variety “Rutuga” with an initial total HCN of 16.65%, free HCN of 9.19% and bound HCN (cyanoglycosides) of 7.46% in the fresh peeled root tubers was done to assess the effectiveness of aquatic and terrestrial (heap) fermentation in detoxifying cassava root tubers for obtaining dried product used in making flour. This was indirectly done by getting the difference in HCN content that remained after processing the root tubers using some traditional processing techniques. The findings indicated that aquatic fermentation in water from river Rwizi for days only removed 1.23% of total HCN, 0.05% of free HCN and 2.68% of Cyanoglycosides (bound HCN) while terrestrial (heap) fermentation for 4 days removed 50.33% of total HCN, 20.84% of free HCN and 86.66% of Cyanoglycosides (bound HCN). Therefore, terrestrial (heap) fermentation has a higher potential in removing total HCN, free HCN and cyanoglycosides (bound HCN) than aquatic fermentation, especially in water from river Rwizi.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Agricultural Science and Technologyen_US
dc.subjectAquatic fermentationen_US
dc.subjectcassavaen_US
dc.subjecthydrogen cyanideen_US
dc.subjectterrestrial fermentationen_US
dc.titlePotential of Fermentation in Detoxifying Toxic Cassava Root Tubersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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