Chemistry of tropical root crops: significance for nutrition and agriculture in the Pacific

Date released
22 October 1987
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Howard Bradbury & Warren D Holloway


Root crops are a staple food throughout the world's tropical regions. Nutritional values differ greatly between varieties. An ACIAR project to determine the chemical composition and nutritional status of a wide range of Pacific root crops commenced in 1983. The information is not country-specific, and should therefore be of value to nutritionists and agriculturists concerned with tropical root crops worldwide. The volume contains a literature review summarising previously published data as well as the original data generated by the ACIAR project. AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.