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Total cyanide content of cassava food products in Australia

Burns, Anna E.; Bradbury, James; Cavagnaro, Timothy R; Gleadow, Roslyn M


Cassava products obtained in two major Australian cities, Melbourne and Canberra, were analysed for total cyanide content using the picrate method. In Melbourne in 2010, ready to eat cassava chips were found to contain large amounts of cyanide with a mean value of 91. mg HCN equivalents/kg fresh weight = ppm. In Canberra, similar values were found over a six-year study with cassava chip samples, except for one sample that gave 7. ppm, which was obtained in 2011 after the introduction by Food...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
DOI: 10.1016/j.jfca.2011.06.005


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