Protein Refinement from Cassava
Waste from Cassava can be used for food produktion
Cassava grows in the tropical regions of the world and is a root vegetable in the potato family. It feeds several millions of people and is therefore produced in large quantities.
YooNoon foresees a huge and untapped potential in extracting plant protein from discarded leaves and stems, which are currently not utilized in cassava roots and starch production and therefore end up as waste.
The leaves and stems, like the roots, contain hydrochloric acid and therefore cannot be consumed raw. However, they also contain large amounts of protein, minerals and vitamins.
Extracting them contributes to the livestock feed market and it will be an opportunity for exporting plant proteins to the major food producers. The plant proteins can also be used for development of new forms of human nutrition.
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