Evaluation of Dry Matter, Protein, Starch, Sucrose, beta-carotene, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium in East African Sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam} Germplasm.

Abstract

The present study evaluated selected East African (EA) sweetpotato varieties for storage root dry matter and nutrient content and obtained information on the potential contributions of the varieties to alleviate vitamin A and mineral deficiencies. Roots obtained from 89 farmer (white- and orange-fleshed) varieties and one introduced variety (‘Resisto’) were analyzed for storage root quality using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy technology. Location differences were only significant for starch content. The variance was significant (P

Citation

Burgos, G.; Carpio, R.; Felde, T.zum; Gruneberg, W.J.; Kapinga, R.; LaBonte, D.R.; Mwanga, O.M.; Pawelzik, E.; Rubaihayo, P.R.; Tumwegamire, S. Evaluation of Dry Matter, Protein, Starch, Sucrose, beta-carotene, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium in East African Sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam} Germplasm. HortScience (2011) 46 (3) 348-357.

[Evaluation of Dry Matter, Protein, Starch, Sucrose, beta-carotene, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium in East African Sweetpotato Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam} Germplasm.

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