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Title: Enhancing the food applications of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium): Deductions from a threeyear study
Authors: Boakye, Abena Achiaa
Wireko-Manu, Faustina Dufie
Gudjónsdóttir, María
Chronakis, Ioannis
Kissi, Akosua Korang
et. al
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST.
Abstract: Xanthosoma sagittifolium (Cocoyam), is food for over 400 million people worldwide and is the aroid of most economic value in West Africa. However, it is marginalized in both national and regional research interventions resulting in paucity of information on its processing characteristics, limited existing food application, and a lack of updated dishes to meet changing consumer needs. This chapter draws on a three-year research work ococoyam in Ghana, to discuss the prospects and new perspectives for increased use towards sustainable food and nutrition security. It highlights the prospective contributions of cocoyam to the local food industry, the factual and perceived challenges to cocoyam food use and proposes plausible avenues to increase cocoyam food use. Requisite information on the prospects of cocoyam to the local and regional food industry is presented providing the first steps to promoting the food application of Xanthosoma spp on the global front.
Description: A book chapter published by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12801
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