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Title: Arenga wightii Griff.-A unique source of starch and beverage for Muthuvan tribe of Idukki district, Kerala
Authors: Manithottam, Johncy
Francis, MS
Keywords: Arenga wightii;Starch;Palm;Muthuvan tribe;Idukki district;Kerala
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00, A01G1/00, A01G17/00, A47G19/00, A23L1/00, A23L1/06
Abstract: Arenga wightii Griff. is a palm seen along the slopes of western Ghats in Idukki district of Kerala state. Muthuvan tribal community living in Idukki district utilizes the plant for extraction of starch and palm vine. They have developed and standardized their own techniques for extraction of starch and palm vine. The starch extracted is used for the preparation of various dishes while palm vine is consumed directly without fermentation. The paper deals with the method of extraction of starch and palm vine and its usage.
Page(s): 195-198
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.06(1) [January 2007]

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