Crops such as rice, white maize, millet, sorghum, yams, cocoyams
and cassava which provide food and income for the poor in SSA countries have been ignored by the private sector.
Data in Table 2 showed that with the exception of Ca, cocoyam
leaf had significantly (p<0.
This suggest that, opportunities and support for the use of cocoyam
flour for production of baked goods if feasible would help to lower the dependency of developing nations on imported wheat.
This study was carried out to determine the potential of cocoyam
and pigeon pea flour blends in cookie making.
Leterme P, Angela ML, Estrada F, Wolfgang BS and A Buldgen Chemical composition, nutritive value and voluntary intake of tropical tree forage and cocoyam
Table 1: Some popular indigenous vegetables available in the western highlands of Cameroon Common/Local name Name Availability Huckleberry (large Solanum scabrum A (1) and small leaf cultivars) Pumpkin Cucurbita moschata A Roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa D Garden eggs (rounded Solanum melongena LD and oblong fruit cultivars) Melon Cucumis melo A Water leaf Talinum triangulare LD Bitter leaf (large Vernonia amygdalina A and small leaf cultivars) Cocoyam
Xanthosoma sagittifolium A Amaranth Amaranthus sp A Fluted gourd Telfairia occidentalis A Cowpea Vigna unguiculata A (1) A-All Year round, D-Dry Season, LD-Less in Dry Season Table 2: Some exotic vegetables available all year round in the western highlands of Cameroon Common name Name Okra Abelmoschus spp.
We also cultivate cocoyam
, cola nut, cassava, and yam.
Orphan crops' including African eggplant and potato, cocoyam
and Ethiopian mustard, refer to African food crops and tree species that have been neglected by researchers because they are not economically important on the global market.
We use pestle and mortar to pound cooked plantain, yam, or cocoyam
But somehow, we knew that yam, cocoyam
and cassava (starchy foods) should be balanced with plantain (iron) and banana (sugar) as well as vegetables (vitamins).
Fufu at Anokye Kron is pounded cassava with plantain or cocoyam
, an edible underground stem.
Visiting a restaurant in the city of Douala or Yaounde for example, one is likely to find major dishes like plantains, ndole, fufu corn and vegetables, achu and kanda, (32) waterfufu and eru, koki and ripe plantains, and cocoyam
Schott English names: Cocoyam
, Dasheen, Eddo, Elephant's ear, Taro, Taro potato 6 Typhonium trilobatum (L.
The Tropical Tuber Crops: Yam, Cassava, Sweet potato, Cocoyam
From his grandmother, he gained the experience of covering wet clay with cocoyam
leaves so as to keep the clay moist and improve its plasticity through ageing.