Traditional Post-Harvest Technology of Perishable Tropical Staples - FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin 59

United Nations Environment Programme ; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (1984)

This Bulletin reviews the limited amount of information that has been recorded relating to the post-harvest technologies of the perishable (non-grain) staple foods that have been developed in the traditional societies of the developing countries of the tropics. These foods are derived primarily from the tropical root crops; cassava, yam, sweet potato and the various aroids; from fruit such as banana and breadfruit; and from the starch reserves laid down by various monocarpic plants (mainly palms such as sago).

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