Low dietary cyanogen exposure from frequent consumption of potentially toxic cassava in Malawi.

@article{ChiwonaKarltun2000LowDC,
  title={Low dietary cyanogen exposure from frequent consumption of potentially toxic cassava in Malawi.},
  author={Linley Chiwona-Karltun and Thorkild Tyllesk{\"a}r and Jonathan Mkumbira and M Gebre-Medhin and Hans Rosling},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={33-43}
}
In a cassava-growing area in Malawi, where roots are processed by soaking and water is available throughout the year, we interviewed 176 women farmers regarding their preferences for cassava cultivars and frequency of cassava consumption. Dietary cyanogen exposure was estimated from urinary levels of linamarin, the cyanogenic glycoside in cassava, and urinary thiocyanate, the main cyanide metabolite. Protection against unplanned harvest by family members, theft and animal spoilage were stated… CONTINUE READING
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