Introduction of Cassava Starch Applications
Cassava is used in many kinds of products such as food, sweets, sweeteners, glues, plywood, textiles, paper, biodegradable products, monosodium glutamate, and drugs. Cassava chips and pellets are used in livestock feed and alcohol production.
Sliced cassava is an alternative source of raw materials for the production of wine as well as the health and wine industry.
- Livestock feed
Cassava roots can be processed into chips and pellets that can be used in animal feeds for sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, and farmed fish. Cassava leaves are a source of food for cattle.
Cassava is widely used in Nigeria as food. It is mainly consumed in the form of Gari, Fufu, Tapioca, Starch, Kpokpogari, and Lafun. In the northern part of the country, it is eaten alive as a dish. Modification of starch derivatives or cassava starch has been applied for thickening, binding, texturing and stabilizing a wide range of food products such as canned food, frozen food, salad dressings, sauces , and infant foods.
Modification of starch derivatives or cassava starch is used in confectionery for various purposes such as thickening and glass
Cassava starch is a popular source for MSG in Asia. It is used to enhance the taste in food, for example, Ajinomoto.
Glucose and fructose from cassava starch are used in place of sucrose in jam and canned fruit. Cassava-based sweeteners are preferred in beverage formulations for improved handling characteristics and enhanced product characteristics.
Cassava starch forms are used as adhesives, fillers, and decomposition agents
Cassava starch is a very important ingredient in making glue. Cassava-based dextrates are excellent adhesives and are used in a wide variety of applications including pre-adhesive papers, tapes, labels, stamps and envelopes.
- Biodegradable products
Cassava starch can be used as a biodegradable polymer to replace plastics in packaging materials.
Glue made from cassava starch is an important material in the production of plywood. The quality of the plywood depends very much on the glue used.
Cassava starch is used in the damp period of paper to form pulp, improving run speed and reducing pulp loss. Modified and modified tapioca starch is also used in the encoding and size of paper, improving strength, binding to paper sheets, and controlling ink consumption to improve print quality.
Cassava starch is used in three stages of processing textiles: the size of the fiber and its protection during weaving, to improve color uniformity during printing, and to make the fabric durable. shine .