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Cyanogen content of cassava roots and flour in Indonesia

Djazuli, Muhumad; Bradbury, James


A survey has been made of the total cyanogen content of cassava roots and products from the cassava growing provinces of Lampung and East, Central and West Java, in Indonesia. Twenty five samples of cassava products were analysed for cyanogens by the acid hydrolysis method and also by the simple picrate kit method. The mean percentage difference between the results was 17%. Thirty samples of cassava starch and other specialised products had a mean cyanogen content of only 5 ppm, whereas 29...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Food Chemistry
DOI: 10.1016/S0308-8146(98)00218-0


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