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Cassava starch processing plant for Tanzania Client
Our Tanzania client visit our factory about cassava starch processing plant
Today, our Tanzania client visit our factory about the cassava starch/ cassava flour/ Garri processing plant.
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important subsistence food crop in Tanzania, especially in the semi-arid areas and sometimes considered as a famine reserve when cereals fail due to its drought tolerance. Eighty-four (84) percent of the total production in the country is utilized as human food, the remaining percentages are for other uses like starch making, livestock feed and export. Both roots and leaves of cassava are of major nutritional importance in the country. The estimated annual growth of cassava consumption demand for the period from 1980 to 2000 is 3.4 percent which is similar to the estimate for maize. Cassava is cultivated and produced in all regions of Tanzania. The main producing areas are: Mwanza, Mtwara, Lindi, Shinyanga, Tanga Ruvuma, Mara Kigoma, coast regions and most regions in Zanzibar .
The cassava can be used in the following ways:
Cassava is a stable food for a number of household. Peeled Sweet Cassava roots are eaten raw, boiled, fried, and roasted. It can be eaten in the form of cassava Chips.
Dry cassava to produce flour for food. The flour which can be used alone or as a composite with Millet, Sorghum, Maize flour to make a meal.
Dry Cassava stems are used as Firewood.
Cassava can used to make animal and poultry feeds and in the manufacture of plywood.
Cassava starch is used to produce Synthetic Glues that are used as adhesives in Plywood Production.
Cassava starch is used in Sizing, Finishing and Printing of Textile.
Cassava flour is distilled to make local beer for household consumption
It is a source of cash
Fresh cassava roots may be sliced, because in Uganda we grow Cassava, mostly for food Grated, fermented or pounded, then dried and further processed into dried chips and balls.
Cassava leaves are edible and provide Nutrition values similar to other Green leaf vegetable that are good.
Cassava is a source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, and protein.
Cassava can also be used to make soft drink, malt Beer, spirits and ethanol in Industries.
High quality Cassava flour can used as a substitute for wheat by up to 30% in the making of Bread, Cakes, Biscuits and other Confectionaries and Pastries.
Cassava starch can be used in Confectionary Industries, automotive and dry cell batteries, petroleum drilling, paint, pharmaceuticals, adhesives, iron ore mining, foundry, paper, soap and detergent, packaging, and cosmetic industries. Starch when subjected to an acid or enzyme can be used to derive sweet substances called starch hydrolysates which include glucose, sucrose, maltose, fructose, and syrup.
Cassava starch can also be heated in a dry form with an acid or alkali to.
Produce dextrin’s which are sold as powders, granules, and pastes adhesives are made by cooking a dextrin in water. Adhesives are used in making corrugated boxes, sealing cartons, grocery, and multi -wall bags in the packaging industry; for lamination in plywood, paperboard, foot wear, and cables industries making of paper tubes, cans and cones.