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Title: Effect of Different Cassava Varieties and Processing Methods on Some Characteristics of 'Kudeme' an Inoculant for'agbelima' Production
Authors: Ellis, W.O.
Boakye, K.
Dziedoave, N. T.
Simpson, B. K.
Smith, J. P.
Keywords: Cassava,
Agbelima,
Kudeme,
traditional inoculate.
Issue Date: Feb-1998
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 18, No.1
Abstract: Kudeme is a traditional inoculant used in fermenting cassava for the production of agbelima (fermented cassava dough), a traditional Ghanaian fermented cassava food. It helps to improve the texture, colour and flavour of the agbelima. The effect of different cassava varieties and processing methods on some chemical and microbiological characteristics of kudeme were studied. Significant differences (p<0.01) were observed in the chemical characteristics of kudemes prepared by the different processing methods. No significant differences were observed in microbial load of the kudemes. Differences in cassava variety significantly affected the pH, total acidity, Chroma (C*) (p<0.01) and Value (L*) (p<0.05) of the kudemes but had no significant effect on the Hue angle (H°) and the microbial load. The interaction between cassava variety and processing method significantly (p<0.01) affected the parameters monitored with the exception of microbial load. These observations may have effects on the quality of agbelima producedfrom the different 'kudeme’ types.
Description: Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology,Vol.18, No.1,February,1998
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4749
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