International Journal of Food Science / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Phytochemicals in Leaves and Roots of Selected Kenyan Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) Varieties

Table 1

Physical characteristics of leaves and roots of selected sweet potato varieties grown in Kenya.

VarietyLocal nameShapeLeaf colourMean leaf length (cm)ShapeSkin colourFlesh colourMean root length (cm)Mean root diameter (cm)Root maturity period (month)

VitaaVitaaDeep, five lobed leafGreen6.0ObovatePurpleOrange21204
KabodeKabodeDeep, five lobed leafGreen6.5EllipticPurpleDeep orange23214
SPK4Kakamega 4Deep, five lobed leafGreen5.5EllipticPurplish redOrange21194
SPK031SPK031Deep, narrow five lobed leafGreen5.5ObovatePurpleOrange11244
Kenspot 5Kenspot 5Moderate, five lobed leafGreen, purplish veins on the back6.0EllipticPurplish redOrange12185-7
Kenspot 4Kenspot 4Reniform shaped, lateral lobed leafGreen6.0EllipticPurplish redOrange15185–7
WhitespNyawooModerate, five lobed leaf,Green5.5EllipticPurpleWhite25246
YellowspNyamogoDeep, five lobed leafGreen6.0EllipticCreamYellow25236
K/KA/2004/215JankarotiDeep, five lobed leafYoung leaf-purplish, old leaf-green with purplish colour at the back7.0EllipticCreamLight orange16234

Leaf and root parameters are mean values of 10 representative samples for each variety.

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