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Recent Pat Food Nutr Agric. 2012 Aug;4(2):148-54.

Advances in functional use of sweet potato, [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam].

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  • 1Department of Chemistry & Physics, Alcorn State University, Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500, USA.


This article reviews the patents that have been presented over the past two decades related to alternative functional use of the Sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. The major categories of available patents include alternative food products such as Sweet potato chips and fries, Sweet potato ornamental products, and fuel ethanol production from Sweet potato. The majority of recent patents fall under the category of ornamental products and alternative food products, with only a few fuel ethanol products. Figure 1 shows the major categories of patented alternative products from Sweet potato.

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