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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This book is the third in a series evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa’s food supply. Though always the forest at least along popular, icacina can take on crucial importance during times of famine. The National Academies Press. iliviformis

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. Even though scientists may not know much about this plant, rural peoples know a lot.

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But at present no one knows those capabilities for icacina. Reduction of some toxicants in Icacina mannii by fermentation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. They are typically 50 cm wide and weigh 10 kg or more.

In better times, however, icacina can save lives too. The volume describes 24 little-known indigenous African cultivated and wild fruits that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists, policymakers, and the world at large.


Plant Icacinna for Human Nutrition 53 2: In a sense, olivivormis pronounced ik-a-SEE-na is a living grocery store during normal times and an emergency relief-food supplier during hungry times. Information from Venceslas Goudiaby. Its fruits, seeds and tubers are all edible, at least after proper preparation.

They are eaten fresh, but are often sun dried as oliviformus. Even mechanical harvesting seems feasible.

Agronomists should begin experimental trials to determine the main features limiting growth and productivity. Owing to their size and the fact that they can penetrate far below the surface, they are difficult to dig out. The seed, after processing, yields a tasty The plant grows both in and nutritious flour, as does the tuber. However, extension services could also develop ways to increase the size and density and productivity of the wild stands.

Lost Crops of Africa: Overseas Development Administration, London: Description Icacina senegalensis MS The following other wikis use this file: Icacina senegalensisF.

Seeds In one analysis, flour extracted from the seeds was about 13 percent moisture, 72 percent carbohydrate, and 8 percent protein, with little fat about 0.

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

Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. People leave them underground until absolutely needed. Permission Reusing this file. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. The seeds, in addition to roasting, are sometimes dried and pounded into flour, which can be stored icacinaa use especially during times of food scarcity. The pieces are afterwards dried, pounded, and strained to remove fibers.


In the exploration of this possibility lie fascinating challenges to researchers, entrepreneurs, and other pioneer movers and shakers. Skip to content Common Name: Views View Edit History.

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

The five-petaled flowers are inconspicuous, usually white or cream, and pedunculate on an ascending panicle. Icacina claesensi Called kukbukumbu in Congo. The Icacinaceae are a family of flowering plantsconsisting of treesshrubsand lianasprimarily of the tropics.

Nonetheless, it could be produced in far greater amounts. The resulting meal can be mixed with that of millet or beans to make a thick paste known as enap in Senegal.

The pink pulp of the fruit is eaten oliviofrmis least in Congo, Senegal, and Guinea. Are any residues left in the flour?