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The envisaged product is industrial starch, which is to be in dried form, packaged for exports and local consumption.

MARKET OVERVIEW; PRODUCT USES

Market findings revealed that the product has a lot of industrial applications. It could be used as food in the preparation of bread, macro, custard, sauce, snacks and Ogi. The industrial uses include application in textiles, bookbinding, glue making paperboard, batteries, and cosmetics, paint soap making.

Textile companies, in weaving, spinning, dye works, paperboards, dressing paints, leather adhesives, paste stamps and carpets, also use starch. It can also be used in artificial honey making, fruit juices, sweets, beer, canned fruit, and confections and in pharmaceutical industries. The product could be exported or consumed local by individuals and industries.

There are two key uses that Cassava root can be processed into:

SPECIFICATION SHEET for the Pharmaceutical Grade Starch
SPECIFICATION SHEET for the Food Grade Starch
ESSENTIAL QUALITY FACTORS AND ANALYTICAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR PHAMARCEUTICAL GRADE INDUSTRIAL STARCH


Analytical Characteristics

Requirements

Total Acidity (%) maximum

 

Color

 

Ph

 

Cyanide Content (mg/kg) (max)

 

Starch Content (%) (min)

 

Moisture (%) (max)

 

Fibre (%) (max)

 

Sulphated ash (%) (max)

 

Viscosity or pasting properties

 

Acid insoluble ash (%) (max)

 

Chloride

 

Permissible levels of contaminants in Cassava Starch


Contaminants

Maximum level permissible (in mg/kg of dry matter)

Sodium (Na)

 

Manganese (Mn)

 

Iron (Fe)

 

Copper (Cu)

 

Bromine (Br)

 

Molybdenum (Mo)

 

Aluminum (Al)

 

Oxalate

 

Lead (Pb)

 

Cadmium (Cd)

 

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