False yam tuber (Icacina oliviformis) extract has been shown to have some toxic compounds that need to be investigated to find its effect on. Common Name:False yam. Description. The Icacinaceae are a family of flowering plants, consisting of trees, shrubs, and lianas, primarily of the tropics. False yam (Icacina oliviformis syn. Icacina senegalensis) is a drought-resistant plant in West and Central Africa that produces a large tuber with.

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The starchy flour is then either eaten without further processing or, more often, is blended with the flour from the seeds. Toxicological Studies Although widely eaten, there exist some safety concerns about the seeds and tubers, at least of some species. The fruits, for instance, are widely enjoyed during the annual harvesting season. Its enormous tuber and penetrating roots makes it difficult to eradicate.

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Olivjformis more with edible parts are: They are then dried in the sun, pulverized, and sieved. Food Technology Better methods of extracting starch from the tuber should icacna developed. The usable portion is about 80 percent starch and a crucial resource during famines. They are eaten fresh, but are often sun dried as well.

Probably, neither the production of fruits nor roots will be devastated by the careful harvest of the woody biomass. Based on feedback from you, our users, we’ve made some improvements that make it easier than ever to read thousands of publications on our website.

Nutritive value of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal for broiler chickens.

Those users need guidance in managing the existing stands for maximum production. The National Academies Press. In a sense, icacina pronounced ik-a-SEE-na is a living grocery store during normal times and an emergency relief-food supplier during hungry times.


The plant can be olviiformis in savanna lands and along roadsides. Owing to their size and the fact that they can penetrate far below the surface, they are difficult to dig out. Icacinaceae sensu stricto unplaced at order rankPennantiaceae ApialesStemonuraceae Aquifoliales and Cardiopteridaceae also Aquifoliales.

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Icacina oliviformis – African Orphan Crops Consortium

Its aerial stems can reach almost 1 olivifomis in height. But at present no one knows those capabilities for icacina. Its fruits ripen as the dry season comes to an end, the very moment when the stores of other foods often run out. They are a particular favorite of children. False yam Descri ption.

Information from Venceslas Goudiaby. The seed, after processing, yields a tasty The plant grows both in and nutritious flour, as does the tuber. The root is not unlike cassava; various methods developed for handling cassava and its products could provide invaluable leads.

Despite the need for processing first, and sometimes a slightly bitter flavor, icacina flour is commonly used to make pastes or porridges.

A perennial that produces large quantities of three different foods could be a valuable food-security crop for the most difficult regions and most threatening times. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

Nutritive value of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal for broiler chickens.

Opiviformis you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Lost Crops of Africa: This rugged shrub is the traditional emergency reserve for use in the absolute worst of times when even pearl millet succumbs. The pink pulp of the fruit is eaten at least in Congo, Senegal, and Guinea.

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Even in those areas where it is abundant collections have been scanty, and it likely occurs in many more areas than are now described. The book assesses the potential of each fruit to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa.

Dried, they turn rock hard, but then can be stored with negligible loss. They have a thin, grayish skin. Any improvement, no matter how modest, could thus have a satisfying impact. It contains bitter and perhaps toxic principles. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

Seeds are normally boiled and eaten directly, but can also be redried for further storage or pounded into powder like cassava or sorghum. It is also softened into an edible paste by the addition of boiling water. This could be an outstanding life-support species for the Sahel and for the equally drought-fraught areas of Ethiopia, Somalia, and southern Africa.

The seeds from the center of the oliviforms are also edible. For a wild and untended plant, these are remarkable amounts. To consider icacina as just a weed or fallback crop for the worst of times is quite wrong.