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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 3294-3299
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.386


Physico-Chemical Analysis, Cooking Quality and Acceptability of Minor Tubers
Divya Parmeshwar Mesta1*, Pushpa Bharati1 and Sunanda K. Itagi2
1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

Tuber crops find an important place in the dietary habits of the farmers; especially in attaining food security of the tribal population. A number of tubers are gathered by tribal population and consumed as a substitute to cereals or along with cereals. Significant difference was observed among fourteen different minor tubers for physical and physico chemical characteristics. The mean values for length (18.02 cm), width (7.75 cm), circumference (20.70 cm), weight (573.75 g), volume (542.12 ml), and bulk density (1.03g/ml) was noted. Dry matter (13.34-37.90 %), TSS (5.27-12.47 ͦ B), pH (6.20 to 7.30), and titratable acidity (0.04-0.08 %) of the selected minor tubers varied. Cooking time ranged from 11 min for alocasia, arial yam, Chinese potato and wild yam to 20 min for elephant foot yam. Weight gain ranged from 5.17 per cent for greater yam (Neelam) to 43.97 per cent for Tannia. Lesser yam, greater yam (lion foot type), greater yam (wild edible type) and Taro were highly acceptable with acceptability index of 93.21-81.97.


Keywords: Minor tubers, Yams, Taro, Cassava, Arrowroot.
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Divya Parmeshwar Mesta, Pushpa Bharati and Sunanda K. Itagi. 2017. Physico-Chemical Analysis, Cooking Quality and Acceptability of Minor Tubers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 3294-3299. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.386