CARBOHYDRATE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CASSAVA VARIETIES (CO5 AND H226)

Article Id: ARCC1190
Citation :- CARBOHYDRATE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CASSAVA VARIETIES (CO5 AND H226).Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2011.(30)
S.Suresh and M. Suriyavathana
Address : Department of Biochemistry, Periyar University, Salem - 636 011, India.

Abstract

Cassava (Manihot esculenta crantz) is a major source of dietary energy for human
and domestic animals in many tropical countries. Its starchy staple roots are very rich
in carbohydrates. Cassava plant have anti-cancer properties. In the present study the
carbohydrate characterization of cassava varieties (CO5 and H226) has been explored.
The storage polysaccharides (glucose, fructose, starch, total carbohydrates, fructosan,
phytoglycogen) and structural polysaccharides (cellulose, hemicellulose) were examined
as per s tandard protocol . Among the two var iet ies , H226 has bet ter s tore of
carbohydrates than CO5 variety

Keywords

Cassava Polysaccharides Fructosan Phytoglycogen Carbohydrates.

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