Feedback: Here are the six ways to curb cassava poisoning

To increase the efficiency of cyanide removal in cassavas, it requires a combination of the processing techniques, for example, during fermentation, you can combine with soaking and drying to ensure efficient removal of the cyanide. FILR PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Cassava utilisation is limited because of the presence of cyanide, which causes poisoning. Various cassava tubers and varieties vary in the amount of cyanide content.
  • The process reduces the amount of cyanide to considerable levels. The starch is an important ingredient in medicine and food formulations.
  • The best irrigation method for saline water is drip because it allows the water to be used and it also reduces salinity by maintaining a moist environment around the roots and this enables leaching of the salts.



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