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Presentation 5: Optimization of frying conditions and effect of storage on quality attributes of sweetpotato crisps from different varieties

Fried crisps and street-vended chunky fried chips from sweetpotato have been found to be among the products that are capable of increasing utilization of sweetpotato in Nigeria, and also has high commercial potential. Sweetpotato crisps could be marketed as highly nutritious snack foods, particularly the orange-fleshed varieties. However, differences in …
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Presentation 2: Nutritional value and acceptability of lactic acid fermented sweetpotato leaves utilized as vegetables

Sweetpotato leaves are good sources of vitamins A and C, protein, iron and zinc. However, they are perishable and only acceptable to a few users in Kenya unlike other countries such as Liberia and Sierra Leone where they are generally consumed. Lactic acid fermentation that is known to enhance nutrient …
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Effect of frying temperature and time on composition and sensory quality of sweet potato crisps

Fried products have been found to be among the sweet potato products that are not only capable of increasing the utilization of sweet potato in Nigeria, but also have high commercial potential. It is important to establish frying conditions for use by emerging small to medium scale processors that will …
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Carbohydrate composition, viscosity, solubility, and sensory acceptance of sweetpotato- and maize-based complementary foods

Background: Cereal-based complementary foods from non-malted ingredients form a relatively high viscous porridge. Therefore, excessive dilution, usually with water, is required to reduce the viscosity to be appropriate for infant feeding. The dilution invariably leads to energy and nutrient thinning, that is, the reduction of energy and nutrient densities. Carbohydrate …
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Sweet potato-based complementary food for infants in low-income countries

Background: In low-income countries, most infants are given cereal-based complementary foods prepared at the household level. Such foods are high in phytate, which limits the bioavailability of nutrients, including iron, calcium, zinc, and in some cases proteins, which are crucial to the development of infants. Objective: To compare the levels …
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The Introduction of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato on the Agricultural Farming System of Central Mozambique: The Opportunity Cost of Growing This Nutritious Crop

Many efforts have been recently made in Mozambique to disseminate orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP), an efficacious and effective source of pro-vitamin A. It has been demonstrated that the consumption of OFSP during the harvesting period can reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD) by 15% when it is introduced alongside an effort to …
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Annex 11: Initial observation: Intercropping Maize and Orange-fleshed sweetpotato at Bvumbwe Research Station in the 2010/2011 rainy season

In the 2010/2011 rainy season, an initial demo trial of Intercropping maize and sweetpotato was conducted at Bvumbwe Research Station. Our objective was to find out the best combination between maize and sweetpotato which were intercropped. In this demo trial, we could not include the sole cropping of maize and …
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