Production of Microbial Leather from Culled Sweet Potato Sugars via Kombucha Culture

dc.contributor.author Freeman, Charles
dc.contributor.author Gillon, Fleshia
dc.contributor.author James, Mikayla
dc.contributor.author French, Todd
dc.contributor.author Ward, Jason
dc.date 2018-10-19T02:17:55.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:37:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:37:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-08
dc.description.abstract <p>The sweet potato industry is confronted during most growing seasons with an abundance of potatoes that are not appealing to consumers for use as table stock or fresh produce. These process grade roots do not garner as high a value as premium grade sweet potatoes. The purpose of this investigation was to extract sucrose from culled sweet potatoes and using a modification of available recipes, manipulate the kombucha culture to create a bio-based microbial leather.While the production of "grow your own leather" is not a new concept, approaching the process from a chemical and biological engineering perspective provides potential for a sustainable leather product. Additionally, the value loss for sweet potato farmers with higher percentages of culled crop can be devastating.</p>
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dc.title Production of Microbial Leather from Culled Sweet Potato Sugars via Kombucha Culture
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