Developments on the Bioactive Compounds and Food Uses of the Tubers: Colocasia esculenta (L) Schott (Taro) and Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L) Schott (Tannia)

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Two varieties of Cocoyam Colocasia esculenta (L) Schott (Taro) and Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L) Schott (Tannia) are experiencing renewed interest not only in Africa but also in the rest of the world. They are considered to be cheaper sources of carbohydrates than cereals or other bulbous crops because of their high calorie yield per hectare, low production costs, and relatively low susceptibility to insect and pest infestation. In addition to their nutritional benefits, they contain bioactive compounds such as polyphenols, proteins, mucilage, polysaccharides, lipids and anti￾polyphenol antioxidants. These bioactive compounds have been shown to provide consumers with health benefits such as anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and dyslipemic properties. Interestingly, you don't need to consume the raw tubers or leaves to get these numerous health benefits, as the different parts of the plants which are nutrient-dense, have been used in various food applications such as flour, chips, poi, syrup, weaning foods for babies, local delicacies, and starch production. These products compete favourably with products from other root and tuber crops. Therefore, this article describes various value-added products made from Cocoyam that can be consumed to reap the numerous health benefits associated with consuming Cocoyam.

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APA

Mba, J. & Agu, H (2022). Developments on the Bioactive Compounds and Food Uses of the Tubers: Colocasia esculenta (L) Schott (Taro) and Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L) Schott (Tannia). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/developments-on-the-bioactive-compounds-and-food-uses-of-the-tubers-colocasia-esculenta-l-schott-taro-and-xanthosoma-sagittifolium-l-schott-tannia

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Mba, Joy, and H.O. Agu "Developments on the Bioactive Compounds and Food Uses of the Tubers: Colocasia esculenta (L) Schott (Taro) and Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L) Schott (Tannia)" Afribary. Afribary, 02 Jan. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/developments-on-the-bioactive-compounds-and-food-uses-of-the-tubers-colocasia-esculenta-l-schott-taro-and-xanthosoma-sagittifolium-l-schott-tannia. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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Mba, Joy, and H.O. Agu . "Developments on the Bioactive Compounds and Food Uses of the Tubers: Colocasia esculenta (L) Schott (Taro) and Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L) Schott (Tannia)". Afribary, Afribary, 02 Jan. 2022. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/developments-on-the-bioactive-compounds-and-food-uses-of-the-tubers-colocasia-esculenta-l-schott-taro-and-xanthosoma-sagittifolium-l-schott-tannia >.

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Mba, Joy and Agu, H.O. . "Developments on the Bioactive Compounds and Food Uses of the Tubers: Colocasia esculenta (L) Schott (Taro) and Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L) Schott (Tannia)" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 15, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/developments-on-the-bioactive-compounds-and-food-uses-of-the-tubers-colocasia-esculenta-l-schott-taro-and-xanthosoma-sagittifolium-l-schott-tannia