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Synonyms for cocoyam

edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants

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Iwuoha I and A Kalu Calcium oxalate and physicochemical properties of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta and Xanthosoma sagittfolium) tuber flours as affected by processing.
Njoku PC and C Ohia Spectrophotometric Estimation Studies of Mineral Nutrient in Three Cocoyam Cultivars.
For it is cocoyam, a woman's crop, that feeds the family after the yam, a male crop, has turned to seedling.
Nonetheless, while women still carry out the major tasks in the production of food crops such as cassava, cocoyam, sweet potatoes, and vegetable, men continue to control the distribution of the output.
Successful private companies use the tool routinely to produce bananas, pineapples, mangoes and root crops such as potato, cassava, yam, and cocoyam.
Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) is herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the araceae family and constitutes one of the six most important root and tuber crops world-wide [1].
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.
Cocoyam-wheat composite flour was processed by blending wheat and cocoyam flours.
Cocoyams (Xanthosoma sp) and pigeon peas (Cajanus cajan) were purchased from a local market in Enugu, Nigeria.
This study was carried out to determine the potential of cocoyam and pigeon pea flour blends in cookie making.
Cocoyam is vegetatively propagated using the corms and to a lesser extent the cormels.
Despite the usefulness of cocoyam and cocoyam leaves, the cocoyam industry in Ghana is beset with challenges.
Food crop Undeveloped urban and Use of simple tools to farming peri-urban land for make heaps for (peri-urban) other uses; near cultivating yams, schools, local health cocoyams, banana, centers and government plantain, cassava, melon buildings.
Cocoyam (Colocasia and Xanthosoma species) is one of the major five tuber crops produced in Nigeria for local consumption alongside yam (Dioscorea spp), cassava (Manihot spp), irish potato (Solanum tuberosus) and sweet potato (Ipomea batata)[1].
Cocoyam has a promise to solve the problem of food insecurity in Nigeria.