International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part E (2017)
Analysis of total carbohydrate and total cyanide content in varieties of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Tubers
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) tubers are a one of the most important source of carbohydrate. The plant tuber is also known to have the ability to produce hydrogen cyanic acid which is toxic to living organisms. This research was intended to investigate the total carbohydrate content, which is a nutritional parameter and cyanide content, an anti-nutritional compound in five varieties of cassava tubers in order to quantitatively provide the knowledge about the energy content and toxic content present in the five varieties. This study also gives a comparison of total carbohydrate and total cyanide among the selected five varieties of cassava. The results of the work shows that among the five varieties Sree Vijaya have the greater amount of carbohydrate (298.1 ±2.10 mg/g), were as the carbohydrate content of Mulluvadi, Sree Jaya, Malayan, and Swarna were 271.4 ±1.76 mg/g, 266.0±1.41 mg/g, 284.4±0.80 mg/g and 276.2±1.15 mg/g respectively. The total cyanide content in Mulluvadi is 121.42±0.22µg/gm, Sree Vijaya is 109.0±0.31µg/gm, Sree Jaya 107.2±0.42µg/gm, Malayan 73.06±0.21 µg/gm and for Swarna is 81.0±0.14. Among the five varieties Mulluvadi consist high amount of cyanide compared to others.
How to cite this article:
Haritha MC, Ayona Jayadev. Analysis of total carbohydrate and total cyanide content in varieties of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Tubers. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):289-292.