Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
Start Year: 2007
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DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1510[Article Number: 766D58462887]
This study assessed various factors associated with poor compliance of street food vendors to safety measures in the Techiman Municipality with emphasis on the World Health Organization’s five keys to safer food policy. Two sets of questionnaires were designed to collect data from 150 respondents (140 food vendors and 10 officials of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Agency) in the Techiman Municipality.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1493[Article Number: C9ABA7762892]
Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera L.) has a unique role in the diet as an important physiologically functional food. The health and nutritional benefits that can be derived from consuming coconut oil have been recognized in many parts of the world for centuries. The aim of this study was to compare the quality parameters of coconut oil under different common extraction techniques. Six different techniques of coconut oil... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1463[Article Number: 025972562580]
The study was aimed at improving existing methods of processing of, commonly consumed insects in Lango sub region of Northern Uganda to enhance consumption and improve the nutrition of the people. Insects (crickets, soldier and winged termites) flour processed by either pan frying or boiling followed by sun drying was substituted into honey. The resulting spreads were evaluated by fifty panelists to screen for... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1532[Article Number: F4520D462598]
Antibiotic residues in food of animal origin pose a threat to both human and animal’s health due to an increasing level of resistant strains of pathogenic bacteria to a wide range of antibiotic drugs. A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the levels of oxytetracycline (OTC) residues in raw beef in Dodoma region, Tanzania. The OTC levels were determined by using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1496[Article Number: B205CD062600]
Velvet tamarind pulp of Dialium guineense have been used as medicinal remedies, as source of vitamin C and as flavour in snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. The nutritional, functional and sensory attributes of velvet tamarind pulp jam was assessed. Proximate, mineral profiles, beta-carotene, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, ascorbic acid and phytochemical profiles in jam samples were determined. Sensory evaluation of the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1516[Article Number: E3C45B662071]
Many spontaneously fermented milk products are produced in Kenya, where they are integral to human diet and play a central role in enhancing food security and income generation. Some of these products have demonstrated therapeutic and probiotic effects although recent reports have linked some to death, biotoxin infections, and esophageal cancer. These products are mostly processed from poor quality raw materials under... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1515[Article Number: 376F45B62073]
Macroalgae are used in diverse global regions. Meristotheca senegalense J. Feldmann, a macroalga species found in a Senegalese bay, was the subject of this study focusing on the chemical and mineral composition. The present study was done in order to evaluate the potential of this macroalgal resource for biomass development and contribution to the economy in Senegal. The results of this study showed that M. senegalense... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1487[Article Number: FB1617A62075]
A 2×2×3 factorial design was used to investigate the effect of two orange-fleshed sweetpotato cultivars, three curing treatments and two homestead storage methods on the general appearance, finger-feel firmness, sweetness and overall acceptability of boiled roots. The cultivars were Apomuden and Nane, and the two homestead storage methods were the sand box and the heap storage. In-ground curing (dehaulming)... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1478[Article Number: E6F731C62077]
The aim of the present study was to determine the nutrient composition of Cleome gynandra L. Nutrient content determination of C. gynandra was limited in the previous studies done in Malawi. C. gynandra is a readily available vegetable used for relish and medicine. The study was done from February to March 2014. Nutrient analysis was done on C. gynandra. L. leaf samples collected from different agro-ecological zones in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1481[Article Number: F11ADFD61432]
Starch is an important source of energy in human nutrition. It is also widely used as a processing aid in several food and non-food industries. Starch in wheat flour contributes to the development of optimal bread crumb and crust texture. It is also responsible for physical deterioration of bread quality through staling. Starch is mainly extracted from starch-rich plants such as cereals, root and tuber crops and legume... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1500[Article Number: EF34CC861434]
Pepper oil sauce or ‘rayu’, is one of the most famous traditional condiments in Korea, Japan and China. Generally, it is prepared using edible oil from soybean, corn among others. Since perilla possesses high amount of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, the objective of the present study was to investigate the quality characteristics of pepper oil sauces prepared using perilla oil. The quality... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1470[Article Number: B6A622361436]
Tomato (Solanum lycopersycum L.) is one of the most important vegetables worldwide. As it is a relatively short duration crop and gives a high yield, it is economically attractive. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of drying method on the quality of the dried tomatoes based on three parameters viz; lycopene, ß-carotene and ascorbic acid contents. Thirty-six kilograms of tomatoes were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1512[Article Number: 71F9B6461623]
Camel meat presents high protein content. It is rich in vitamins and low levels of fat, globally comparable and similar to bovine meat. World production of camel meat has been regularly increasing, mainly in the Central African sub-region doubling during the past two decades. The purpose of this study was to investigate and evaluate some physicochemical and nutritional properties of camel meat by gender and age groups.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1479[Article Number: 4218DCC61625]
Ten green leafy vegetables commonly consumed in South East, Nigeria were analysed for mineral composition. The presence of Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr and Mn were analysed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry, Ca and Mg were analysed by the Versenate EDTA complexometric method, K and Na were analysed by Flame Photometery, total nitrogen was analysed by semi-micro Kjeldahl distillation and P was analysed by the Vanado Molybdate... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1461[Article Number: 952738661627]
This research work was carried out to evaluate the physicochemical properties of Elekute enriched with African oil bean seed. Elekute (a maize-based snack in West Africa) was substituted with oil bean seed in the ratio 90:10, 80:20, 70:30 and 60:40 with 100% Elekute as control. Results revealed higher protein content with increased substitution (highest was 23.14% in 60:40). Mineral composition as well as the phytic... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1521[Article Number: FD60ABC61629]
Thick (ugali) and thin (uji) porridges are important sources of nutrients for millions of Kenyans. They are made from unblended or composite flours of cassava and whole milled maize, finger millet or sorghum. Ugali is eaten as a main meal at lunch or dinner whereas uji is taken as a refreshing drink any time of the day. Uji is also an important complementary food for children. In addition, some formulations of ugali and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1465[Article Number: 4FC488060687]
Worldwide, the dairy sector is one of the fastest growing productive sectors. The global sector growth in the decade 2011 to 2020 is projected to be higher than that experienced in 2000 to 2010, mainly due to expected robust growth in developing countries. Global milk production in 2014 stood at about 800 million metric tons. India is the global leader in milk production accounting for 16% of output, with the USA coming... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1458[Article Number: E189D7760689]
Micronutrient deficiency ranks high as one of the public health challenges facing developing countries. Muti-faceted approaches have been put in place to reduce the impact of this problem, and among them is the promotion and dissemination of staple crops bred to deliberately have higher levels of selected micronutrients like vitamin A. In the Northen part of Zambia, HarvestPlus, working with other partners has been... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1430[Article Number: 219DD4460694]
Variable sensorial quality of attieké (a fermented cassava product like couscous) is mainly due to different types of artisanal starters used for fermentation of cassava dough. Biochemical properties of eleven lactic acid bacteria identified as Lactobacillus plantarum strains isolated from these traditional cassava starters were evaluated in vitro. Three of these isolates (Lp 210, Lp 140 and Lp 19) presented... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1434[Article Number: 8E1D34D60698]
Despite enormous body of literature on household food insecurity and its determinants in the non-green belt of Ethiopia, such a research is scanty or nonexistent in the ‘green famine’ belt. The objective of this study was to examine factors determining household food insecurity in the ‘green famine’ belt of Ethiopia. Logistic regression model was employed to analyze the data collected... Read more.
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