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On the morning after her arrival, the ship was surrounded by canoes and pirogues, filled with the islanders of both sexes, bringing off supplies of fruits and vegetables, bananas, plantains, watermelons, yams, cabbages and taro.
In the midst of bananas, orange, cocoa-nut, and bread-fruit trees, spots are cleared where yams, sweet potatoes, and sugar-cane, and pine-apples are cultivated.
There was the wild yam, and a liliaceous plant called Ti, which grows in abundance, and has a soft brown root, in shape and size like a huge log of wood: this served us for dessert, for it is as sweet as treacle, and with a pleasant taste.
There is not a sweet potato left; not a single yam.
Boiled yam, fried taro, alligator pear salad--there, you've got me all mixed, Then I found a last delectable half-pound of dried squid.
Rice, and curry, yam, taro, bonita, of course, a big cake Toyama is making, young pig--"
The Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) initiative is hoping that 'aeroponics' technology can remove some of the perils around growing yams.
In three related discussions he treats yams as an "ethnographic setting" themselves, describes a technology of yams, including the study of technology within anthropology, and, finally, presents yams as social forms.
Freshly harvested yam tubers have been reported to have lower free sugar levels than stored yams [11-13], these are suspected to be brought about by the breakdown and subsequent hydrolysis of starches into sugars after harvesting.
The researchers produced the edible films by creating film solutions that contained 2% yam starch, glycerol at 0%, 0.
135) In keeping with his populist agenda, Echeverria argued that government control of the barbasco trade would enable the yam pickers to organize and reap the profits of the wild yam trade.
The general equation of motion for the yam was derived and justified in one of the previous works (Padfield, 1958; Barr & Catling, 1976; Kothari & Leaf, 1979 ; Fraser & Ghosh & Batra, 1992) :