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Utilizing cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) for food and nutrition security: A review

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Boakye, Abena A.
dc.contributor.author Wireko-Manu, Faustina Dufie
dc.contributor.author Oduro, Ibok
dc.contributor.author Ellis, William O.
dc.contributor.author Gudjónsdóttir, María
dc.contributor.author Chronakis, Ioannis S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-10T13:42:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-10T13:42:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-13
dc.identifier.citation Boakye, A. A., Wireko-Manu, F. D., Oduro, I., Ellis, W. O., Gudjónsdóttir, M., & Chronakis, I. S. (2018). Utilizing cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) for food and nutrition security: A review. Food Science & Nutrition, 6(4), 703-713. doi:doi:10.1002/fsn3.602
dc.identifier.issn 2048-7177
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/947
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract The critical role of indigenous crops in the socioeconomic growth of developing nations has necessitated calls for accelerated exploitation of staples. Cocoyam, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, is food for over 400 million people worldwide and is the most consumed aroid in West Africa. However, it remains an underexploited food resource. This study reviews existing literature and also makes use of primary data from interviews with indigenous cocoyam farmers, processors, consumers, and cocoyam scientists in the research Institutes of Ghana, to provide insight into existing nomenclature of the species, indigenous knowledge on food uses, nutritional value, and potential novel food applications of cocoyam. Adaptable technologies in conformity to new trends in food science that could be employed for in‐depth molecular studies and further exploitation of the crop are also discussed. It is envisaged that the provided information would contribute to global efforts aimed at exploiting the full potential of indigenous crops for sustainable food and nutrition security.
dc.description.sponsorship DANIDA (12-PO8-GH): Strengthening Roots and Tuber Value Chains in Ghana
dc.format.extent 703-713
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartofseries Food Science & Nutrition;6(4)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Adaptable technologies
dc.subject Cocoyam
dc.subject Food use
dc.subject Xanthosoma sagittifolium
dc.subject Mataræði
dc.subject Sætar kartöflur
dc.subject Þróunarlönd
dc.title Utilizing cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) for food and nutrition security: A review
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Food Science & Nutrition
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/fsn3.602
dc.contributor.department Matvæla- og næringarfræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition (UI)
dc.contributor.school Heilbrigðisvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Health Sciences (UI)

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