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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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Standardized total tract digestibility of phosphorus in copra expellers, palm kernel expellers, and cassava root fed to growing pigs.
When stem cuttings sprouted (with four to six leaves), infestation with cassava root mealybug was carried out, placing in each pot a 3[cm.
As for prices within Thailand for cassava roots, they went from $57.
Natural fermentation of cassava roots involves the activities of a diverse group of LABs (Ngaba and Lee, 1979).
Cassava root cells possess the ability to synthesize certain molecules known as antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, catalase, peroxidases).
Genetic and environmental effects on root dry matter content of cassava root.
Also, the source of vitamin C in this product is cassava root, which is both gentle on the system and alkalinizing.
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.
Beef, pork, chicken and seafood entrees, which include rice and beans and a choice of plantains (mashed or fried green, sweet or crispy) or boiled or fried cassava root, run from $14 to $37.
Similarly, Lal (1987) reported that the effect of topsoil removal from an Alfisol on cassava root yield was not as drastic as on maize grain yield.
In Africa, for example, the cassava root is ground into a powder and mixed with water to make a paste that is used as a resist instead of wax.