Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
Start Year: 2007
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DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1565[Article Number: 31CEF7066645]
This study evaluated the rheological characteristics and baking qualities of flours from five different Nigerian grown wheat grains namely Atilla (ATL), Cettia (CET), Reyna 28 (REY), Seri MSH (SER) and Norman (NOR) along with a market brand of imported wheat flour which served as the control (CON). Rheological characteristics of the improved flour samples were studied using the Mixolab and a standard Chopin + protocol.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1647[Article Number: E8875AB66649]
Orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) is a globally important staple crop. Health benefits of OFSP are substantial, especially for nutrition-endangered populations. Compared to the Irish potato (IP), OFSP is a richer source of nutrients and fiber. In some parts of the world, OFSP is unfortunately regarded as a poor farmer’s crop. This negative reputation has resulted in reduced acceptance of OFSP by populations that... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1628[Article Number: 54811B466759]
The time used for fermentation should be limited by bakers, because if fermentation takes long time, the major nutrients in food, especially cereals can be reduced. The aim of this study is to assess the amount of carbohydrate nutrients transformed by yeast cells (Sacharomyces cerevisiae) through the fermentation of maize flour dough. Lane-Eynon and iodine-thiosulfate titration methods were used to quantify the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1626[Article Number: CB63CF466421]
Chemical composition as well as phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of underutilized plants, such as carnauba palm (Copernicia prunifera), provide an informed decision on how to maximize their benefits. This study aimed to evaluate the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of the fruit of carnauba. The total phenolic content (gallic acid equivalents, GAE) of the ethanol extract of the whole fruit, pulp and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1537[Article Number: 452FFB966423]
Cyanide contents of locally processed cassava based products (CBP) in Ilorin-West urban markets, Nigeria was estimated and compared to established safety levels. Hence, 29 locally processed cassava products samples were randomly collected from retail outlets and tested for hydrogen cyanide content, pH, titratable acidity (TTA), water absorption capacity (WAC) and least gelation capacity (LGC) following standard... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1619[Article Number: AD40A8366426]
The toxicity of the mixture of neem and moringa seed oils in the ratio of 1:3 was evaluated based on some biomarkers of liver and kidney functions of Wistar Albino rats. Thirty male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into six groups of five rats each. Group A served as control. Groups B, C, D, E and F received doses of 100, 1000, 1600, 2900 and 5000 mg/kg body weight of ratio 1:3 neem-moringa seed oil,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1474[Article Number: 9B3C5C866095]
The physical properties of pineapple pomace are important in designing and fabricating equipment and structures for handling, transporting, processing and storage. The study was conducted to investigate some physical properties of pineapple pomace at various moisture levels. The experiment was used to evaluate the physical properties at different pineapple pomace/cassava flour ratio mash (5:1, 6:1 and 7:1) and the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1627[Article Number: 104257066097]
Recently, increasing attention has been paid on Leuconostoc lactis as a promising bioactive organism against food-borne and spoilage bacteria. A total of nine strains, including six different species of the genus Lactobacillus and three species of the genus Leuconostoc, were isolated from chicken carcasses (n=60) collected from wholesale poultry markets located at Al-Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia in 2016 and identified by... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1630[Article Number: D446B6F66099]
Street foods play an important role in people’s daily food options and their regular nutritional requirements are dependent on these foods, as their ever-growing busy schedule take away the opportunity to eat homemade food. Over the years, many food-borne diseases were reported due to contaminated non-homemade food consumption. This study was conducted to analyze the microbiological quality of foods which are sold... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1611[Article Number: 8F4CA3665545]
Crude palm oil from the mesocarp of Elaeis guineensis Jacq fruits is one of the most consumed vegetable oil in the world. The quality of palm oil assessed mainly by its free fatty acids (FFA) content and impurities, varies between the artisanal and industrial extraction and supply systems. The objective of this paper is to highlight the main parameters that influence the acidity or FFA content of crude palm oil produced... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1608[Article Number: ECAB23B65549]
Complimentary food is other food in addition to breast milk. The objective of this work was to evaluate the impact of extrusion cooking screw speed (300, 350 and 400 rpm) and barrel temperature (150, 160, and 170°C) variation on chemical, functional and sensory values of complimentary food made of finger millet in soy bean ratio of 80, 85 and 90% and carrot juice. The incorporation of carrot juice was realized... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2015.1396[Article Number: 277BAE665560]
This research work aimed to study the sensory characteristics of corn-based breakfast cereal with whole peach palm fruit (Bactris gasipaes, Kunth) powder. Sensory analysis was performed after approval of the local ethics committee (26884014.9.0000.5020) and written consent of the panelists. The samples were offered to 70 untrained panelists in disposable bowls codified with three random digits. The panelists reported... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1618[Article Number: A81D8A265793]
Snack food consumption is an avenue for the young children of the world to meet their daily nutrient requirements. In recent times, biscuits and cakes prepared from a cocktail of grain and root crops have gained much popularity due to the versatile nature and nutritional quality of their composite flours. Flour samples prepared from broken rice fractions, soybeans, and orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) were used to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1527[Article Number: 92CEBDD65179]
Tomato contributes the highest percent to the fruit and vegetables consumed in Tanzania. Its high consumption is attributed to the presence of bioactive compounds and vitamins known to prevent non-communicable diseases. Pesticides used to control pests and diseases cause direct accumulation of pesticide residues in food. Consumption of pesticide contaminated tomato increases the risk of pesticide exposure. This review... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1596[Article Number: AC2C21E65183]
Rice flour (RF) was blended with ginger starch (GS) (Zingiber officinale) at various concentration levels (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100%) and compared with that of cassava starch (CaS). The dynamic rheological, pasting and textural property effects of these starches on RF were studied. CaS and GS and their blends with RF all exhibited a weak gel behavior as shown by their dynamic moduli (G’ and G”) values. The... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1610[Article Number: 4A39B6165185]
A study was conducted to assess retention of moisture and ascorbic acid in tender pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) leaves subjected to different blanching times and dehydration conditions. Equal portions of the leaves were blanched at 5, 10 and 15 min. A half of each portion was dehydrated under a shade and the other under direct sunlight. All the samples were then analysed for moisture and ascorbic acid contents in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1561[Article Number: BF1112F65465]
The objective of this study is to present the formulation of complementary infant-gruel flour by applying the multi-response optimization with responses centered on physico-chemical properties, energy value and rheological parameters. A Scheffé simplex network-derived mixture design was adopted to determine the optimal proportions of malted sorghum, malted sesame and dried banana flours, which were the factors... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1604[Article Number: E59F98E65468]
Low-viscosity clear banana juice is traditionally produced using a rudimentary mechanical process of kneading a mixture of ripe high-tannin banana and grass. The aim of this study was to come up with a new efficient and hygienic process that does not require use of grass. According to a new process, peeled ripe high-tannin Pisang Awak banana fingers were mashed in a blender, without addition of grass, until pulp... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1564[Article Number: 984BD7864771]
Amala is a food made out of sweet potato, yam and/or cassava flour product that is traditionally consumed in Nigeria. The aim of the study was to evaluate the acceptability of amala produced from orange-fleshed sweet potato using traditional and modified methods of fermentation. Consumer acceptability studies provided information on the sensory attributes of traditional and modified amala samples. It was found that the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2015.1371[Article Number: CBBC53364774]
Physico-chemical analyses and sensory evaluation were carried out on commercially and freshly prepared orange juice (100%) in the laboratory and its shelf-life after the storage period of 90 days using various storage methods. At the end of the study, the result showed that the laboratory processed orange juice in terms of the nutritional composition when compared with the commercially processed orange juice had a... Read more.
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