Biscuit Production – Cassava And Peanut Blend As Substitute For Wheat Flour

Biscuit Production Process- Cassava And Peanut Blend As Substitute For Wheat Flour

Biscuit Production Process- Cassava And Peanut Blend As Substitute For Wheat Flour

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0 CASSAVA

2.1 ORIGIN OF CASSAVA

Cassava (manihot esculents, creantz), variously designated as manioc, yucca or tapioca is a native to south America and southern and western Mexico, Presumable Eastern Brazil. It was one of the first crops to be domesticated and there is archeological evidence that it was grown in Peru 4, 000 years ago and in Mexico 2, 000 years ago. From stem cuttings, the plant produces 5 to 10 very fleshy adventitious roots up to 15 centimeters in diameter. Young roots may have 30 – 35% starches by weight but very little fat or protein. [Read more…]