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Article: Variability of non-starch polysaccharides in taro

TitleVariability of non-starch polysaccharides in taro
Authors
KeywordsColocasia esculenta
Non-starch polysaccharides
Taro
Issue Date1998
PublisherUniversity of the West Indies, Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture
Citation
Tropical Agriculture, 1998, v. 75 n. 1-2, p. 291-292 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough cultivated primarily for their starch content, the nutritional and functional properties of taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott] corms can be modified by the presence of non-starch polysaccharides. Twelve varieties from the Philippines, 14 varieties from the Solomon Islands, and 3 varieties from Hong Kong were assessed for their polysaccharide content other than starch. Several non-starch polysaccharides were present and a major fraction was the water-soluble arabinogalactan proteoglycan. Monosaccharide analysis of the whole flour from the corms also indicated the presence of xylose and mannose indicative of the presence of xyloglucan and glucomannans. High levels of arabinogalactan contributed to the mucilaginous character of taro corms. The functional consequences of the xyloglucan and glucomannan fractions were not established and are currently under investigation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133519
ISSN
2004 Impact Factor: 0.024
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.126
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dc.contributor.authorRamsden, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorLing, CYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-18T02:38:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-18T02:38:42Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationTropical Agriculture, 1998, v. 75 n. 1-2, p. 291-292en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0041-3216en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133519-
dc.description.abstractAlthough cultivated primarily for their starch content, the nutritional and functional properties of taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott] corms can be modified by the presence of non-starch polysaccharides. Twelve varieties from the Philippines, 14 varieties from the Solomon Islands, and 3 varieties from Hong Kong were assessed for their polysaccharide content other than starch. Several non-starch polysaccharides were present and a major fraction was the water-soluble arabinogalactan proteoglycan. Monosaccharide analysis of the whole flour from the corms also indicated the presence of xylose and mannose indicative of the presence of xyloglucan and glucomannans. High levels of arabinogalactan contributed to the mucilaginous character of taro corms. The functional consequences of the xyloglucan and glucomannan fractions were not established and are currently under investigation.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the West Indies, Imperial College of Tropical Agricultureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTropical Agricultureen_HK
dc.subjectColocasia esculentaen_HK
dc.subjectNon-starch polysaccharidesen_HK
dc.subjectTaroen_HK
dc.titleVariability of non-starch polysaccharides in taroen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailRamsden, L: lramsden@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityRamsden, L=rp01484en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume75en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1-2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage291en_HK
dc.identifier.epage292en_HK
dc.publisher.placeTrinidad & Tobagoen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridRamsden, L=6603549232en_HK
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