Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 4, Issue 1,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Cassava leaves as a source of protein


Nagib M. A. Nassar *, Antonio O. Marques

Recieved Date: 2005-09-12, Accepted Date: 2005-11-17


Analysis of cassava cultivars and interspecific hybrids leaves revealed a protein percentage ranges from 21 to 32%. Polyploid types did not show significant increase. Varieties with low HCN content can be selected to enrich flour of cassava and other grain crops. Interspecific hybrids with very vigorous vegetative growth are good sources of protein. They can be used for raising animals in Brazilian semi-arid region.


Semi-arids, polyploidy, leave protein, interspecific hybrids

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 187-188

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