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Welcome to class, we will be talking about tuber crops. I am sure that as you follow up you will enjoy the class.
Tuber crops are plants with enlarged stems or roots. For something to be enlarged it means for it to be swollen. Tuber crops happen to store food in their stem or roots.
Some examples of tuber crops are cocoyam, yam, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, carrot, etc
Classification Of Tuber Crops
There are two groups or two classes of tuber crops. They are:
- Stem tubers: examples include Yam, Cocoyam and Irish Potatoes.
- Root tubers: examples are carrot, cassava, and sweet potatoes.
Uses Of Tuber Crops
- Tuber crops can be eaten as food when cooked eg yam, cocoyam.
- Tubers can be grounded into flour and used for baking bread etc
- Yam tubers can be ground to produce a flour called ‘elubo’ in south western Nigeria.
- Cassava tubers are used to produce garri.
- Cassava tubers can also be used to produce starch which is used for other things like in laundry.
- Mention the two groups of tuber crops.
- Starch is made from ——-. a) yam. b) carrot. c) cassava
- Products of tuber crops can be used in baking bread. True or False
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