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Survey of Sweet Potato (Ipomeas batatas) Storage and Preservation Methods and Delicacies in Southern and Central Côte d'Ivoire

The methods of storing and preserving sweet potatoes and the resulting foods in Côte d'Ivoire are poorly documented. The aim of this study was to compile a list of these methods and foods. A survey was carried out among producers in the Bouaké and Agboville, which are among the major producing areas. The survey focused on producers' knowledge of the varieties grown, farming practices, storage and conservation methods used, and the food. The results showed that two (2) sweet potato varieties are grown predominantly in Agboville and one (1) variety in Bouaké. Sweet potatoes with purple skin and yellow flesh (100%) are found in Bouaké, while in the Agboville area the sweet potatoes are found to have beige skin with white flesh (40%) or purple skin with white flesh (60%). The storage method most commonly used in both departments is bulk storage. Sweet potato dishes vary from one department to another. However, the most popular dish in Bouaké is boiled potato (87.6%) and in Agboville it is chips (86.2%). This study provided information on storage and preservation methods and culinary preparations in southern and central Côte d'Ivoire. It showed the need to propose other storage methods to farmers.

Sweet Potato, Preservation, Storage, Food Processing, Côte d'Ivoire

APA Style

Aïssatou Coulibaly, Yapi Elisée Kouakoua, Adam Camille Kouame, Ahou Anicette Kra, N’Guessan Georges Amani. (2023). Survey of Sweet Potato (Ipomeas batatas) Storage and Preservation Methods and Delicacies in Southern and Central Côte d'Ivoire. Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences, 11(5), 154-160. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jfns.20231105.13

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Aïssatou Coulibaly; Yapi Elisée Kouakoua; Adam Camille Kouame; Ahou Anicette Kra; N’Guessan Georges Amani. Survey of Sweet Potato (Ipomeas batatas) Storage and Preservation Methods and Delicacies in Southern and Central Côte d'Ivoire. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2023, 11(5), 154-160. doi: 10.11648/j.jfns.20231105.13

AMA Style

Aïssatou Coulibaly, Yapi Elisée Kouakoua, Adam Camille Kouame, Ahou Anicette Kra, N’Guessan Georges Amani. Survey of Sweet Potato (Ipomeas batatas) Storage and Preservation Methods and Delicacies in Southern and Central Côte d'Ivoire. J Food Nutr Sci. 2023;11(5):154-160. doi: 10.11648/j.jfns.20231105.13

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