Cyanogenic potential of cassava flour: field trial in Mozambique of a simple kit.

@article{Cardoso1998CyanogenicPO,
  title={Cyanogenic potential of cassava flour: field trial in Mozambique of a simple kit.},
  author={Ana Paula Z Cardoso and Mario Ernesto and Julie Cliff and Sharon Egan and James Howard Bradbury},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={93-9}
}
The cyanogenic potential (ppm HCN equivalents) of 80 samples of cassava flour (obtained from the Mujocojo and Terrene-A areas of Nampula Province and the markets of Nampula City in Mozambique) were determined using a new simple kit, based on the use of picric acid paper (Egan et al., 1997). The kit is compact, requires only a small amount of water and is very simple to use in the field. Comparison with the results of a semi-quantitative method shows a mean deviation between the two methods of… CONTINUE READING
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