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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume IV Agro Processing Engineering, Chapter 2 Root Crops, Part 2.6 Storage of Edible Aroids
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume IV Agro-Processing Engineering, Chapter 2 Root Crops, Part 2.6 Storage of Edible Aroids, pp. 214-241 .(doi:10.13031/2013.36395)
Authors: L. U. Opara
Keywords: Section Headings: 2.6.1 General, 2.6.2 Maturity and Harvesting, 2.6.3 Postharvest Handling and Curing, 2.6.4 Storage of Fresh Corms, 2.6.5 Control of Storage Diseases and Disorders, 2.6.6 Agroprocessing and Utilization
First paragraph: The aroids (family Araceae) contain many food crops grown in several tropical and subtropical countries (Table 2.66). The most important edible aroids are the taro or cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) (Fig. 2.64) and tannia or new cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) (Fig. 2.65), which together are called cocoyams in many parts of theworld, especially in Africa. For the purpose of this sections, the terminology edible aroids is be used to include the cocoyams and other edible members of the Aracae family. If distinction is necessary to highlight differences in storage and other attributes of the two most important edible aroids, the term taro is used for Colocasia and tannia for Xanthosoma.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)