publication . Bachelor thesis . 2011

Nejayote produced at household level by Mayan women in Guatemala : is it a threat to aquatic ecosystems or a resource for food security?

Cifuentes de Gramajo, Luisa;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för lärande och miljö
  • Country: Sweden
The aim of this study was to find out if nejayote produced at household level in Guatemala represents a threat to aquatic ecosystems and, if so, propose sustainable processing, reuse and disposal methods. First, all aspects related to nejayote production were explored. This study presents combined results from literature study on corn consumption and Guatemalan demography, a survey to Guatemalan women of all ethnical groups, nixtamalization replica and solids removal experiments and laboratory analysis. Findings indicate that the source of nejayote are approximate 600 000 tones of corn nixtamalized yearly by Mayan women from the rural areas of Guatemala to prepa...
free text keywords: Nejayote, Nixtamalization, Mayan women, Pollutant
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