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Determination of the adsorption isotherms of two flour formulations based on plantain (Musa x paradisiaca) and cassava (Manihot esculenta) intended for the preparation of Foutou

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BL. Yao, AC. Diemeleou, FG. Messoum, K. Tanoh, A. Dembélé

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Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.18( 3), 46-54, March 2021


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This study aims to experimentally determine the adsorption isotherms of two flour formulations consisting of plantain and cassava, intended for the preparation of foutou, a traditional African dish. The bananas and cassava used come from the Agneby-Tiassa region and the Abidjan district. The collected data obtained after analyses were subjected to statistical processing which included nonlinear regression analyzes. The results revealed that the determined adsorption isotherms are type II characterized by a sigmoidal shape. In addition, the GAB model (for 25 and 30°C) and the Peleg model (for 40°C) showed good agreement with the experimental data. Thus, these models make it possible to predict the hygroscopic behavior of the product during storage at these different temperatures.


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