Subramony N. Moorthy

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Fermentation of cassava is an important processing technique followed in different parts of the world. Although fermentation is known to bring about vast changes in the physicochemical and functional properties of the tubers, attempts have seldom been made to consolidate and critically analyze the available information. Glaring inconsistencies and(More)
Despite being a rich source of starch, root crops such as cassava and sweet potato have not been widely exploited for the production of high fructose syrup (HFS), which is a highly valued sweetener for the food and beverage industries. The major factors contributing to the cost of production of HFS are the cost and labor-intensive steps in the production of(More)
Cassava or tapioca (Manihot esculenta Crantz) tubers having high amount of carbohydrate are utilized after boiling or processing into starch and flour. Textural properties of raw and cooked tubers depend on variety, maturity, growing environment, physico-chemical and starch properties. Starch is used in food preparations as gelling and thickening agent,(More)
Among the tropical tuber crops, sweet potato comes next to cassava in starch content. The article reviews the extraction of starch from sweet potato tubers, and the physicochemical, functional, thermal and rheological characteristics of sweet potato flour and starch. Wide variation in biochemical constituents is observed depending on the origin of the(More)
Dioscorea alata and Dioscorea rotundata starches were subjected to steam pressure treatments (0.35, 0.7, and 1.05 kg cm(-)(2)) for different periods. The total amylose content in the treated starches was not significantly affected, but the soluble amylose content decreased 3-5-fold. Reducing values and lambda(max) of the iodine complexes were unaffected.(More)
The importance of cassava has been realized as a high energy human food, animal feed and as an industrial raw material for sweeteners, ethanol and various other chemicals. Its industrial potential, however, has still not been tapped to any great extent. Broadening of the post-harvest utilization of cassava remains rather difficult due to several factors.(More)
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