Crude Protein Content of Yams1

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Franklin W. MartinU. S. Department of Agriculture, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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A. E. ThompsonU. S. Department of Agriculture, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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Abstract

Yams (Dioscorea spp.) contained from 6.3 to 13.4% crude protein, as measured by the Kjeldahl N technique. In the cv. Morado protein content tended to be highest in upper or inner (oldest) portions of the tuber. The peel, while rich in protein, is a minor part of the total wt. Tubers of ‘Morado’, varied significantly from 6.7 to 9.8% crude protein. Yams appear to contain sufficient quantities of protein to merit nutritional considerations.

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Received for publication September 13, 1971.

Plant Geneticist, Federal Experiment Station, Plant Science Research Division, Agricultural Research Service.

Head of Department of Horticulture, University of Arizona, Tucson.

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