Prediction of carotenoids, cyanide and dry matter contents in fresh cassava root using NIRS and Hunter color techniques.

@article{Snchez2014PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of carotenoids, cyanide and dry matter contents in fresh cassava root using NIRS and Hunter color techniques.},
  author={Teresa S{\'a}nchez and H. Salgado Ceballos and Dominique Dufour and Diana Ort{\'i}z and Nelson Morante and Fernando de la Calle and Thomas zum Felde and Moralba Garcia Dom{\'i}nguez and Fabrice Davrieux},
  journal={Food chemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={151},
  pages={444-51}
}
Efforts are currently underway to improve carotenoids content in cassava roots through conventional breeding as a strategy to reduce vitamin A deficiency. However, only few samples can be quantified each day for total carotenoids (TCC) and β-carotene (TBC) contents, limiting the gains from breeding. A database with >3000 samples was used to evaluate the potential of NIRS and chromameter devices to predict root quality traits. Maximum TTC and TBC were up to 25.5 and 16.6 μg/g (fresh weight basis… CONTINUE READING