Tacca


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Tacca

 

a genus of perennial herbs of the family Taccaceae. The plants have tuberous or spreading rhizomes and large entire or pinnatisect leaves gathered in a rosette. The flowers, which are in umbellate inflorescences, have green, dark brown, reddish brown, or violet perianths. The fruit is a berry. There are about 30 species, distributed mainly in Southeast Asia. The species T. leontopetaloides (also known as T. pinnatifida) is cultivated in the tropics of the eastern hemisphere. Its rhizomes yield a starch with food value.

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28], also studied the effects of hypochlorite-oxidation on the physicochemical properties of starch obtained from tacca involucrate and observed that the oxidation produces starch of whiter colour and optically clearer mucilage.
15], prepared tacca starch citrate derivatives to further improve its swelling properties and make it a better disintegrant in tablet formulations.
The researches carried out on native tacca starch and tacca citrate starch as indicated in the above review show that both starches are better disintegrant in drug formulation than corn starch because of its higher swelling power, amylose content and moderate gelatinization temperature.
9], the flow characteristics and mechanical properties of the yellow and white tacca starch paste did not differ greatly.
Louis MN, Chandra S and PA William Structural, physicochemical and rheological characterization of Tacca involucrate starch.
Ahemen S and AO Raji Development and Performance Evaluation of a Motorized Rasping Machine for Tacca Involucrata Starch Production.
Adebiyi Adedayo B, Omojola Moses O, Orishadipe Abayomi T, Afolayan, Michael O and Olalekan Deborah Tacca starch citrate- A potential pharmaceutical excipient.
Kunle OO, Ibrahim YE, Emeje MO, Shaba S and Y Kunle Extraction, Physicochemical and Compaction properties of tacca starch- a potential pharmaceutical excipient.
Rahul V Manek, Olobayo O Kunle, Martins O Emeje, Philip Builders, Goparaju V Rama Rao, Gabriel P Lopez and William M Kolling Physical, Thermal and Sorption Profile of Starch Obtained from Tacca leotopet aloides.