Volume 12 Part 2 Article 3: Utilization of Sugar Industry for the Production of Filamentous Protein in Pakistan

Volume 12 Part 2 Article 3
Year 1989
Title: Utilization of Sugar Industry for the Production of Filamentous Protein in Pakistan
Authors: A. Alum and S.M. Khan

Abstract:

The resource wastage and food shortage is an old story but this is becoming the nightmare of 1980s. waste management is desirable regarding the evolution of a variety of new industrial wastes. Less than one fourth of the material produced by crops is used as food. Sugarcane bagasse is the most magnum crop waste. Its share is seven times more than cereal crops residues. Thirty nine sugar mills of Pakistan are at the time crushing about 13.480 million metric tons sugarcane and turning out 45.70% of it as molasses and 44.67% as bagasse. It is imperative to recycle such a huge waste into some food. Manipulation of it as substrate for mushroom cultivation is the best way. Phoenix mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) was selected for cultivation because of its tropical nature (Singer, 1961). It is best suited under our conditions (Jandaik, 1974; Nout and Keya, 1983). Moreover, it is important regarding its nutritional status. (Khanna and Garcha, 1984)

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