L. A. Adetunde * and A. A. Onilude
The effects of particulate materials and osmoregulatators on lactic fermentation of cassava were determined on total dissolved loads of all the samples; the total reducing sugars of all samples, the microbial loads in all the samples, the percentage crude protein contents, crude fibres, crude fat/ether, ash, phytic acid and tannin. Sample A1 inoculated with varied concentrations of particulate materials had the highest total dissolved solid, total reducing sugar, lactic acid bacteria counts and total bacteria counts than sample B1 with varied concentrations of osmoregulator. There was corresponding increase in sample A2 and A3 compared to sample B2 and B3. Sample C which served as control had the lowest value in all at 24, 48 and 72 h of fermentation. Most of the samples that contained varied concentration particulate materials had higher values in their proximate analysis and nutritional analysis than samples that contained varied concentrations of osmoregulators. Sample C with neither particulate materials nor osmoregulator had the least values in all analysis.
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