Food Science and Technology  


Evaluation of Single Cell Protein from Cassava Starch, by H.M. Musenge, Zambia Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.5, October 1980, Pg. 1-7


Candida utilis NRRLY-900 was cultivated on enzymatically hydrolysed cassava starch. Yields on substrate consumed were comparable in batch and continuous culture, whereas productivity in the latter was six-fold that of the former. Chemical analysis showed that cassava-yeast had an amino acid rofile similar to the published values of other single cell protein (SCP) products. The amino acids of cassava-yeast were also assessed regarding the requirements of the growing rat and pig. The sulphur containing amino acids (methionine and cystine) were limiting.                                                                     

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