16. Preservation of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz): A Major Crop to Nourish People Worldwide

  1. Rajeev Bhat4,
  2. Abd Karim Alias4 and
  3. Gopinadhan Paliyath5
  1. G. J. Benoit Gnonlonfin1,
  2. Ambaliou Sanni2 and
  3. Leon Brimer3

Published Online: 16 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962045.ch16

Progress in Food Preservation

Progress in Food Preservation

How to Cite

Gnonlonfin, G. J. B., Sanni, A. and Brimer, L. (2012) Preservation of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz): A Major Crop to Nourish People Worldwide, in Progress in Food Preservation (eds R. Bhat, A. Karim Alias and G. Paliyath), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962045.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Food Technology Division, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

  2. 5

    Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

  2. 2

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, Cotonou, Benin

  3. 3

    Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655856

Online ISBN: 9781119962045



  • cassava;
  • cassava derivatives;
  • cyanogenic glycosides;
  • processing technologies;
  • storage systems


This chapter considers the increase in cassava production and processing into a wide range of traditional and improved cassava-based products worldwide. Toxic cyanogenic glycosides are removed from high cyanogenic cassava cultivars by known techniques prior to further processing. Therefore we also discuss the overall detoxification processes and steps as well as the shelf life and end-use of different cassava-based products.