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Consumption trends of plantain chips and consumer appreciation of their quality in Cali (Colombia)

Diaz A.P., Lisse I., Raoult-Wack A.L., Bricas N.. 1998. Tropical Science, 38 : p. 171-178.

A survey in Cali of the consumption of traditional fried plantain slices ('patacones') showed that home-made patacones are consumed several times a week, mostly during meals, whereas only half the people (mainly young) regularly consume industrial patacones (mainly between meals). When incomes rise, consumption of home-made patacones decreased and that of the industrial products increased. Plantain and potato are the main raw materials to fry at home. Industrial patacones are bought in supermarkets (67%), in groceries (41 %) and from street fryers (35%). People who never or rarely eat industrial patacones (50%) have a lack of confidence in the process and quality (64%) and organoleptic properties (41%). Anything with an artificial connotation would have a negative influence on consumption of industrial patacones, but 45 % of consumers believe that the industrial patacones consumption would increase with more advertising.

Mots-clés : banane plantain; pomme de terre; friture; aliment préparé; consommation alimentaire; comportement alimentaire; qualité; enquête auprès des consommateurs; aliment vendu dans la rue; secteur agroindustriel; colombie; chips

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