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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 3)
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Monitoring of Some Biochemical Parameters of Two Yam Species (Dioscorea Spp) Tubers Parts During Post-Harvest Storage

M. Kouakou Dje, S. Dabonne, S. Tagro Guehi and L. Patrice Kouame
Corresponding Author:  Dabonne Soumaila 

Key words:  Dioscorea alata, Dioscorea cayenensis-rotundata, post-harvest, preservation, proximate composition, tuber parts,
Vol. 2 , (3): Page No: 178-183
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2010 May, 03 2010 May, 21 2010 May, 30
Abstract:

Yams tubers of "Bt-bt" variety from Dioscorea alata species and "Kangba" variety from Dioscorea cayenensis-rotundata species were kept for six (6) months after harvest in an aired storage (26.563C; 825% RH). Some biochemical parameters of different parts of tubers were analyzed during the post-harvest preservation. Dry matters, reducing sugars and total sugars contents increased significantly (p#0.05) during preservation from the month 0 to the month 6 and varied from a tuber part to another one. Dry matter content was elevated in the proximal parts, w hile reducing sugars and total sugars contents are high in the distal parts. The highest content of total phenolic compounds was found in proximal parts of tubers. It varied from a tuber part to another one and decreased significantly (p#0.05) during storage. With the exception of Ni, a significant loss of mineral (Ca, Mg and Zn) was noticed in different parts of yams tubers after six months. On the other hand lipids and crude proteins contents didnt vary significantly on the threshold of 5% during storage what ever the variety and the part of the tuber was.
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M. Kouakou Dje, S. Dabonne, S. Tagro Guehi and L. Patrice Kouame, 2010. Monitoring of Some Biochemical Parameters of Two Yam Species (Dioscorea Spp) Tubers Parts During Post-Harvest Storage.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2(3): Page No: 178-183.
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