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cassava

(kă-sah′vă) [Sp. cazabe]
A group of perennial herbs of the genus Manihot. The plant is one of the most efficient converters of solar energy to carbohydrate. The root of M. esculenta provides an excellent source of starch and can thrive in poor, dry, acid soils. To be suitable for eating, the root is processed by one of several methods to remove or control the amount of cyanide present. Tapioca is made from cassava.

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Natural fermentation of cassava roots involves the activities of a diverse group of LABs (Ngaba and Lee, 1979).
Digestible and metabolizable energy concentrations in copra meal, palm kernel meal, and cassava root fed to growing pigs.
1-1 Planting area and output of cassava root in China, 2004-2012
Ingredient content and chemical composition of the experimental diets for F1 (Large WhitexMong Cai) pigs over two weight periods, 20-50 kg and 50 kg to slaughter Ingredients (3) Fish meal 10KM941 20-50 >50 20-50 >50 Rice bran (%) 32 38 32 36 Maize (%) 18 16 18 18 Ensiled cassava root (%) 30 30 30 30 Fish meal (%) 10 6 10 6 Sweet potato vines (%) 10 10 -- -- Ensiled cassava leaves (%) -- -- 10 10 Chemical composition (% DM) ME (MJ/kg) 12.
The cassava root was so highly esteemed by the Caribs that they originally called their speech Karifuna, "of the Cassava clan.
The cooperative development project is working with the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade and Industry to develop farmer cooperatives to supply cassava root to the plants and, eventually, to take an ownership position.
Well, bananas are pretty significant, as are yams and cassava root.
Manufacturers are hoping bagged snacks can be given a healthier image by producing crisps made from a range of alternatives to the humble potato--including bread, cassava root and even fruit.
Ingredient content (%), chemical composition (% of DM), calculated metabolisable energy content (MJ/kg DM) and hydrogen cyanide content (mg/kg DM) of the experimental diets for the pigs Diet (1) Period 1 (20 to <50 kg) Ingredients FM ECL DCL DSPV ESPV Ensiled cassava root 30.
At Dine Boston, Chef Duarte's menu includes pan roasted mussels and an organic baby arugula salad; Cassava Root Gnocchi with a Peruvian Style slow braised "Chica de Jora" green lamb ragu with spicy shaved parmesan; Macadamia crusted Atlantic Salmon fillet over herbed risotto cake, Peruvian Asparagus and a Pisco-Sicilian Blood orange with an Organic Incan Golden berries sauce; and dessert consisting of guava and ricotta mini cannolis with pistachio brittle.
Effect of supplementing gamba grass (Adropogon gayanus) with cassava (Mahinot esculenta Crantz) hay and cassava root chips on feed intake, digestibility and growth in goats.
Charoenrath S, Boonsang O and C Narkvirot Biochemical Composition in Cassava root and Physicochemical Properties of Starch.