African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007

AJFS Articles in press

Technological advancements in the drying of fruits and vegetables: A Review

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The aim of the review is to look into technological advances and methods for dehydrating fruits and vegetables, as well as the shortcomings of these methods and potential ways to improve them. All fruits and vegetables can be dried in various forms, including cuts, juice, paste, slurry, and even whole, using various dryers. Recent research on drying has focused on improving energy consumption/efficiency, product recovery,...

Author(s):Nwankwo S. Chibuzo, Ulu Faithful Osinachi, Mbachiantim T. James, Okoyeuzu, F. Chigozie, Belay Dereje, and Carew, E Irene

Physicochemical and Consumer Acceptability of Different Particle-Sized Cassava Strips

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Dried cassava strips (Abacha) is produced in variable length, from 3-5 cm. A lack of standardized particle sizes has also contributed to the limited use of Abacha in the preparation of meals other than taking it as a snack or as a salad (African salad). Furthermore, not much is known about the physicochemical and sensory properties of Abacha chips. We aimed to study the physicochemical and sensory characteristics of Abacha...

Author(s):Chioma Illoh, Helen Obioma Agu, Chioke Amaefuna Okolo and Victoria Adaora Jideani

Evaluation of rapid beta-lactam antibiotic residues detection kits for raw milk

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Platform tests are usually simple and rapid quality control tests which serve as a basis of accepting, setting aside or rejecting raw milk. Some of the rapid antibiotic residues test kits available in the Kenyan market include: Delvo test Fast BL, Delvo Sulphadiazine Penicillin No Tablet (SPNT), Mtusbio Beta-lactam BLQ Rapid Test Kit and Ringbio beta-lactam, tetracycline, sulfa drugs, BTS 3 in 1 TriTest S. Ndungu...

Author(s):Teresiah W. Ndungu, Mary Omwamba, Patrick S. Muliro

DETERMINATION OF CHOLESTEROL AND HEAVY METALS CONTENTS OF SOME SELECTED FAST FOOD SOLD IN NIGERIA, A CASE STUDY FCT ABUJA

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It is obvious that today, the food pattern of Nigerians is no doubt, gradually changing, especially in the big cities. The appetite for this eating culture has been affected by the fast food outlets that are located in our urban cities such as Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna and Kano etc. It is increasingly difficult for working men and women, people in business, students and various classes of people to find time to do the...

Author(s):Abubakar M. and Mal. A.O Amazat

Nutrient Composition of selected seasonal food delicacies in Malawi

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Five locally available seasonal delicacies in Malawi were analysed for their nutrient content. The five delicacies included three insect types, one bird and a plant tuber. The proximate analysis using standard methods of analysis showed that Nomadacris septemdasciata (insect) has the highest protein content (69.78±2.0%) followed very closely by Passer difusus (bird) (67.59±1.2%) The protein content of the Nomadacris...

Author(s):Mac Donald Francis Jose, Lesten Eliez Chisomo Chatepa, Felix Daire Kumwenda and Peter P Mumba

Evaluation of Aflatoxin B1 Contamination of Peanut Butter in The Gambia.

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Aflatoxins are poisonous, mutagenic, and carcinogenic compounds produced by Aspergillus fungi that contaminate various agricultural produce and products including peanut butter. Peanut butter is among the most consumed recipe in The Gambia. Thus, a cross-sectional assessment was conducted to evaluate the levels of aflatoxin contamination in peanut butter processed, sold and consumed locally in the country. In total, 85...

Author(s):Ebrima AA Jallow, Ousman M Jarju, Oladele Oyelakin, Demba B. Jallow, Badou Mendy

A novel platform test to detect beta-lactam residues in raw milk

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The mastitis causing microorganisms resist beta-lactam antibiotics by releasing beta-lactamase and the enzyme can be traced in raw milk. This study is aimed at developing a novel platform test to detect beta-lactam antibiotics residues in raw milk. The idea is based on the Hardy Diagnostic Beta-lactamase Test (HDBT) reagent which aimed at determining the degree of resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Haemophilus and...

Author(s):Teresiah W. Ndungu, Patrick S. Muliro and Mary Omwamba

Nutritionally and texturally acceptable cookies from modified acha composited with mango kernel and soybean flours

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The study aimed at evaluating the physical and textural properties, as well as the in-vitro starch and protein digestibilities, the glycemic index and sensory attributes of cookies produced from modified acha flours supplemented with mango kernel seed and soycake flours (MAMKSS). The acha flours were enzymatically and chemically modified. The results showed that the weight of cookies from MAMKSS (4.03 - 4.77 g) compared...

Author(s):Olugbenga Olufemi Awolu, Margaret Achenyo Olorunfemi, Timilehin David Oluwajuyitan and Victor Ndigwe Enujiugha

Effects of processing on nutrient composition in guava- and jackfruit-based snacks

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Guava and jackfruit are popular fruits in East Africa. With consideration of the high post-harvest losses of these two fruits and only seasonal availability, this study aimed at producing nutrient rich fruit-based snacks to decrease this problem and make use of surplus fruits during on-season. Given the nutritional situation in East Africa, these products were also developed to have a high content of desired nutrients....

Author(s):Sirui Xing, Gudrun B. Keding and Elke Pawelzik

Sensory characteristics of sweet variety cassava (Mannihot Esculenta) chips

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Introduction and Background: Cassava (Manihot esculent) was introduced in Ethiopia around 1960‘s. currently the plant is being distributed throughout the country as a tool to tackle food insecurity. However, the distribution is not supported by proved food preparation techniques for optimal processing to increase nutrient density and eliminate toxin ...

Author(s):Kedir Kebero Jebo

PRODUCTION, PROXIMATE AND SENSORY ANALYSIS OF CANNED FISH IN TUCUPI AND JAMBU (Acmella oleracea) SAUCE

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The objective of the study was to develop canned fish with tucupi and jambu sauce from king weakfish, sardines and white mullet species. The elaborated products were submitted to sensorial, microbiological and centesimal analyzes. The experimental design consisted of three treatments and five replications, 15 containers were processed at 121 ° C for 15 minutes. For sensory analysis, the 9-point hedonic scale was used....

Author(s):KEBER COSTA JUNIOR, FRANCISCO LIMA BARROS, NATALINO SOUZA, MILENA CAVALCANTE, MARILEIDE ALVES

Sieving fractionation, phenolics profile and in vivo antioxidant activities of Dichrostachys glomerata Forssk. powder

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Powder fractions of D. glomerata were produced by drying the fruits to 10% moisture, grinding followed by sieving to differentiate powders of sizes 0.65; p

Author(s):Linda Stella Mbassi, Richard Marcel Nguimbou, Elie Njantou Baudelaire, Markusse Deli, Guy Christian Fomekong, Dicko Amadou, Nicolas Yanou Njintang

Evaluation of the Selected Botanical Powders against Bruchids (Callosobruchus chinensis) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) on Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) under Laboratory Condition

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The insecticidal potential of Millettia ferruginea, Clematis hirsuta, Calpurnia aurea, Acokanthera schimperiand Maesa lanceolata against Callosobruchus chinensis was evaluated in the laboratory. Leaf and seed of the botanical plants were dried under shed, grinded and prepared in powder forms. From each plant powder, three different doses i.e. 5, 7.5 and 10g per 100g chickpea grain were prepared. For rearing tested C....

Author(s):Moges Alemu Wondie and Getent Atenafu

Optimization of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) malting condition for alcoholic beverages and child-meal products

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The traditional malting activity required innovative solutions to improve the quality of the malt produced. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of variation in steeping and germination conditions on the quality of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) malt. Sorghum seeds were germinated under different times and temperatures after steeping in saline solution, tap, distilled and acidified water (pH 2.3)....

Author(s):Ibrahima KOUETA, Hemayoro SAMA, Mamounata DIAO, Crépin Ibingou DIBALA and Mamoudou Hama DICKO,

Indigenous plants: perceptions and utilization of cowpea in two rural wards in UMkhanyakude District of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

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Cowpea is classified as one of the underutilized and poor people’s food. This perception dominates in Africa and has been a major constraint to consumption of the grains. Hence, the aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions and utilization of cowpea among farmers and consumers in two rural communities in South Africa. Systematic random sampling of 221 respondents participated in the study using...

Author(s):Thembekile Prudence Kheswa, Felix Kwashie Madilo, Unathi Kolanisi, Mthulisi Siwela

Determination of proximate composition and anti-nutritional content of Cassava in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

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Cassava is a dominant staple food for many developing countries, particularly, in humid and sub-humid tropics. In this study the proximate composition and cyanide content of cassava root grown in Jimma Zone were investigated. Cassava samples were collected from five selected Woredas (Districts) of the Zone, where the plant usually grows. Nutritional compositions such as crude fat, protein and fiber as well as cyanide...

Author(s):Adugna Bayata Hirko

Proximate Composition and Sensory Evaluation of Smoked Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) using Different Smoking Materials

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This study determined the proximate and organoleptic properties of smoked Clarias gariepinus using Plantain Leaves (PL) and Foil Paper (FP). Twelve catfish samples (570±25g) were euthanized, eviscerated, washed and divided into Control, Plantain Leaf (PL), and Foil Paper (FP) before being smoked. The proximate analyses of the initial and smoked samples were done according to standard of Association of Analytical Chemist...

Author(s):Udoh F. E, Ayeku P. O and Ajibare A. O

The Research on the Optimization of Esterifying Conditons of a High-acid Esterifying Liquor

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In order to obtain the optimized combination of formula for a high-acid esterifying liquor,the uniform design and Multi-factor interaction regression methodology in DPS data processing system were utilized to optimize the fermentation formula and temperature. The results demonstrated that the trial data from the optimizing test were fit themathematical model significantly,the best optimized formula and temperature for...

Author(s):zhengkai xue

Effect of Blending Ratio and Lupine Varieties on Nutritional and Mineral Composition and Sensory Acceptability of Tef-Lupine Injera

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There is currently an emerging problem of protein malnutrition in Ethiopia. This food formulation was done to increase the accessibility of nutrient rich food products for the consumers. Lupine (Lupinus spp.) is a legume crop which is an excellent source of protein. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of tef, lupine varieties and blending ratio on the chemical composition of injera and sensory acceptability...

Author(s): Lamesgen Yegrem and Melese Temesgen

Sensory Evaluation, Proximate and Mineral Composition of Beverage Prepared from Matured Coffee Leaves Growing in Different areas of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is the inventive land of coffee plant; its matured coffee leaf infusion is a vital traditional drink for many consumers in some rural districts of the country. Currently, its popularity has been spreading in different parts among the Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to evaluate sensory quality, proximate and mineral composition of matured coffee leaves from recognized coffee growing areas of Sidama zone...

Author(s):Addisu Woldesenebet Eromo, Tarekegne Brehanu, Kelbesa Urga ,Mekuria Tadessa and Geremew Tassew weledesemayat

THE USE OF MARULA AND ORANGE PEEL EXTRACTS IN INHIBITING OXIDATION OF SALAD DRESSING OIL

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The ability of Marula and Orange peels extracts to inhibit oxidation in salad dressing oil was investigated. Marula and Orange peels are often discarded during domestic and industrial processing as by-products and, therefore, a loss of essential antioxidants such as phenolic compounds and vitamins. Marula and Orange peel extracts were analyzed for antioxidant activity, phenolic composition, and their molecular fingerprint...

Author(s):MINENHLE KHOZA, SIPHOSANELE MOYO, and EUGENIE KAYITES

ASSESSMENT OF THE NUTRITIONAL CONTENTS OF PHYSALIS PERUVIANA FRUITS IN ETHIOPIA

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This study was designed to assess the nutritional profile (proteins, total lipids and total fiber), vitamins viz., A and C, carotenoids, total phenols and antioxidant activity of Physalis peruviana fruit samples collected from three different sites. As observed from the results the fruit contained a considerable amount of proteins, lipids, fiber, vitamins viz., A and C, carotenoids, phenols and antioxidant activity which...

Author(s):Adugna Boke, Dele Abdissa and Ketema Bacha

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION AND BIOACTIVE COMPONENTS OF A MATURED CORN SILK (Zea mays hair) GROWN IN SOUTHERN SENATORIAL ZONE OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

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The objective of this research was to determine the nutritional and bioactive components of corn silk (Zea mays hair) which is a wasted agricultural product found in abundance from southern senatorial zone of Kaduna state Nigeria. The results of the nutritional composition and bioactive components of the matured corn silk (Zea-mays hair) revealed the presence of ash, crude lipid, proteins, crude fibre, total carbohydrate,...

Author(s):Z. Ladan, C. Habu, & O.A Babatunde

Analysis of Common Food-borne Pathogens in Ready-to-Eat Meat Products in Urban and peri-urban outlets in Nakuru County, Kenya

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This study evaluated the microbiological safety of meat and ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products in Nakuru County, Kenya. Eighty seven (87) meat and RTE meat products samples and fifteen (15) water samples were collected randomly from four sub counties of Nakuru County. Standard methods were used for isolation and identification of common food-borne. All the meat products had pH range of 4.6–6.3 and 82.5% of them had...

Author(s):Hillary Odeckh Indago, Joseph Wafula Matofari, John Masani Nduko

Effect of storage period and boiling time of fresh shea nuts on physico-chemical characteristics of kernels and butter

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Two traditional treatments for shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) butter processing namely storage of fresh nuts and duration of subsequent boiling were studied by using the response surface methodology (RSM) to determine best treatment. Experimental treatments influenced several kernel parameters, such as fat content (38-52 % dw), redness (a* values between 6.3-11.7), and butter parameters, viz. yield (24-36 % wet weight of...

Author(s):Fernande G. HONFO, Anita R. LINNEMANN, Mohamed M. SOUMANOU, Noel AKISSOE, Martinus A. J. S. van BOEKEL

Iron concentration in Different Breads Consumed in Sulaymaniyah province, Iraqi Kurdistan

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Iron (Fe) is a vital element for the reserves of satisfactory health for all living organisms. It’s needed by the human and animal body for the activity of several enzymes for daily energy and proteins. Bread is one of several sources for Fe. In Iraqi Kurdistan, bread is a staple food which gives the most calories and protein of daily intake compared with other countries. Kurdistanian bread such as Lawasha, Mashini,...

Author(s):Muhammed Saeed Rasheed and Kaihan Hama Karim Hama Salih

Effects of Blending ratio and lupine variety on the Functional Properties of composite flours and Sensory evaluations of tef-lupine injera

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This study was conducted to investigate the effect of lupine flour on functional properties and sensory acceptability of tef-lupine blended injera. Injera is a staple food for Ethiopian and it is fermented, sour leavened pancake-like bread made from blending of different cereals like tef, barley, sorghum, maize and wheat. Besides, there are limited studies on formulating of injera from composite flour with legumes...

Author(s):Lamesgen Yegrem, Solomon Abera and Melese Temesgen

Effect of Cassava Variety and Blending Ratios on the Mineral Content and Anti-Nutritional Factors of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantiz)–Teff [Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter] Injera

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Cassava roots are low in mineral contents and high in anti-nutritional factors of toxic compounds of hydrogen cyanide. The cassava based diet needed to supplement with cereal grains like teff to improve the nutritional values because teff had higher in iron content and had free hydrogen cyanide with respective to cassava varieties. The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of blending cassava with teff on...

Author(s):Gebrekidan Tadesse

Development and mineral properties of energy bars made from composite flours of cassava, bambara groundnut and cashew kernel

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Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz), bamara groundnut (Vigna subterranean) and cashew nuts (Anacardium occidentale) were processed into flours and used to developenergy bars.The augmented simplex lattice design method was employed. Fourteen flour formulations of high quality cassava, toasted bambara groundnut and roasted cashew kernel was adopted. This study was to evaluate the mineral and sensory qualities of energy bars...

Author(s):Elochukwu, Chinwe U., Nwosu, Justina N., Owuamanam C. I, and Osuji, C. I.

ASSESSMENT OF ABATTOIR AND PERSONAL HYGIENE PRACTICE OF BUTCHERS IN SELECTED CITIES IN SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA

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The study that aimed at determining the abattoir and personal hygiene of butchers in selected cities in South East Nigeria was done using survey research design. None participatory structured observation checklist was used to collect data on abattoir and butchers personal hygiene practices. The results showed that none of the abattoir in the area has designed slaughter house and only19.7% has concrete floor. Only 19% of...

Author(s):NDIE, E. C. and EZENDUKA, P. O

Trait Associations in Prostrate and Semi-Leaf Less Type Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Gene Pools

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The field experiment was conducted in 2019 main cropping season at two locations using simple lattice design to evaluate 49 field pea genotypes including nine released varieties for generating information on genotypic and phenotypic association among yield contributing traits and with grain yield, and to study their path analysis on grain yield. Positive and significant genotypic correlation observed between grain yield...

Author(s):Kedir Yimam

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM FOOD SAMPLES WITH POTENTIALS FOR BACTERIOCIN PRODUCTION

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Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) constitute a major part of food stuffs and are involved in the fermentation of vegetables to improve their nutritive value, palatability, acceptability, and also the microbial quality and shelf-life of the fermented produce. LAB were isolated from different food samples using standard microbiological methods. Screening for bacteriocin potential was carried out using crowded plate technique. The...

Author(s):John, G. E., Lennox, J. A., and Rao, Anitha P

Production and quality evaluation of functional yoghurt from milk-soyflour blends

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The potential of producing acceptable functional yoghurt enriched with whole soybean flour was studied. Yoghurt samples A (control), B, C, D and E were produced at 0%, 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% of milk substitutions with whole soybean flour. The physico-chemical properties and sensory evaluation were determined using standard methods. All data were statistically analysed and significance difference was determined at 5%...

Author(s):Aondoakaa Philip Ityotagher, Amove Julius and Yua Terese Stephen

Pre-Scaling up of Fish Smoking Technology in selected Oromia Water bodies, Ethiopia

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Fish smoking technology is advantageous preservation methods in area where fish production is surplus and needs to be stored for long period. This activity was conducted in selected Oromia Water bodies for four consecutive years from 2014-2017 with the objective of pre-scale up of fish smoking technology, enhance the skill and knowledge of Fishermen and creating better linkage with different stakeholder. For this study...

Author(s):Addisu Hailu, Alemayehu Abebe, Alemu Lema and Tilahun Geneti

Evaluation of Mineral Profile and Selected Component of Improved Onion (Allium cepa L.) Varieties in Ethiopia

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Because of its significant ingredient in various dishes, medicinal property, nutritional worth and energy value, red onions (Allium cepa L.) impart numerous health benefits to users. The purpose of this research was to determine mineral composition and selected physicochemical properties of different red onion (Allium cepa L.) varieties grown at same field management condition in Ethiopia as well as comparative study among...

Author(s):Kebede Dinkecha, Yohannes Habteyesus

Honey Production and Physiochochemical Properties of Honey Produced in Gozamen District, East Gojjam Zone, and Amhara Region

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The study was conducted in Gozamen District, East Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia to determine honey quality produced in the area.The effects of Agro-ecological Zones (location) and hive type on honey quality in the study area were assessed.Questionnaires for the survey, laboratory analysis for honey quality were employed.The result of this study revealed that honey production in the study area is carried out using...

Author(s):Sileshi Yeserah, Abebe Jenberie, Desalegn Begna

Potential of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa, Wild.) to Enhance Household Nutrition in Ethiopia

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Despite the tremendous achievements, the problem of food and nutrition security remains a key main health and development issue in Ethiopia. On the other hand, Ethiopia is experiencing a diverse climate change whereby several parts are suffering from drought, unreliable rainfall patterns and soil erosions. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa, Willd.), nutritious and drought tolerant crop, suggested as a viable alternative for food...

Author(s):Bilatu Agza Gebre

Assessment of physico-chemicals and heavy metals in tomato and irrigation water from selected Woredas of Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

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Accumulations of heavy metals in crop plants are a great concern due to the probability of food contamination through the soil root interface. In the present study the levels of some selected heavy metals Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Chromium (Cr), Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu), Cadmium (Cd) and Lead (Pb) in tomato and irrigation water sampled from selected Woredas of Gurage Zone Southern Region, Ethiopia were analyzed. The...

Author(s):ASHENAFI EMIRU TEKA, EYASU GEBRIE AJEBE, TESHALE ASSEFA BIRU

Analysis of Eating Quality in Sensory Panelist and Instrumental Tenderness of Beef from Three Cattle Breeds in Oromia, Ethiopia

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The objective of this study was to evaluate eating qualities of beef produced at public abattoirs from Arsi, Bale and Harar cattle breeds with semi-trained sensory panel evaluation and instrumental tenderness. The samples were collected from the longissimus dorsi region between 12th and 13th ribs within 45 min after slaughters. The samples were packed in vacuum-seal and aged for14 days to evaluate instrumental tenderness...

Author(s):Birmaduma Gadisa, Yesihak Yusuf , Mohammad Y. Kurtu

Mineral, beta-carotene and phytate composition of maize (Zea mays), soybean (Glysine max) and moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf blended flours

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Micro nutrient deficiency is a major problem in Ethiopia. In Tigray regional state of Ethiopia, under-nutrition (disorders of nutrition) is very high. This study aimed to assess minerals, beta-carotene and phytate contents of blended flours. The raw materials were maize (Zea mays) Melkassa-6 variety, soybean (Glycine max) Wagaye variety and moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf powder. The three formulated flours were (R65)...

Author(s):Desalegn Gebrezgi

Determination of heavy metals in feeds, water and milk from some parts of central Ethiopia

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The study was undertaken to determine toxic heavy metals: cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), arsenic (As) and chromium (Cr) in livestock feed, livestock water and cow milk in West Shoa zone (Holetta area) and East Shoa zone (Akaki-Mojo) Ethiopia. A total of 90 feeds, water and milk samples were collected from the study areas. Quantification of heavy metals was determined using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer...

Author(s):Rehrahie Mesfin, Getnet Assefa and Fassil Assefa

Quality of Peach (Prunus persica L.) Genotypes Packed in LDPE Plastic Packaging under Different Storage conditions

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Peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) is among the most important stone fruits which is widely grown in temperate regions. Marketing of peach fruits like other fresh produce in Ethiopia is complicated by high postharvest losses. Although peach varieties have been introduced and studied for their productivity, their postharvest quality has not been evaluated at Holeta. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the influence...

Author(s):Tajebe Mosie Gelaw, Kebede Woldetsadik and Mulualem Azene Mebrate

QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF BREAD SOLD IN GOMBI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

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The moisture, ash, crude fiber composition, vitamin (B2, B6 and B12) and mineral (Na, K, Ca Mg, Pb, Cd, Mn)contents as well as Sensory properties (color, taste, odour and texture)of ten brands of bread sold in Gombi Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Nigeria were determined using standard methods . Fresh loaves of ten most popular brands of bread namely:Trustee, Destiny, Ziranza, Royal and Zango, were randomly...

Author(s):Priscilla Alexander, Elizabeth Stephen and Habila Irimiya

Effect of Calcium Chloride Dipping and Beeswax Coating on the Shelf Life and Quality of Nectarine (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch var. nucipersica) Fruits

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This research was conducted to evaluate the effect of CaCl2 dipping and beeswax (BW) coating on the shelf life and quality of nectarine fruits. The experiment was conducted under Holeta condition during the off-season of 2018. Fruits of ‘89-16N’ nectarine variety were harvested from HARC orchard. The treatment consisted of a combination of four levels of CaCl2 (0%, 1.5%, 3.0% and 4.5%) and three levels of BW...

Author(s):Getaneh Seleshi Keffale, Kebede Woldetsadik and Mulualem Azene Mebrate

Nutritional and phytochemical composition of a wild edible mushroom, Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont.) Singer preserved with three different drying methods

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The nutritional and phytochemical compositions of L. squarrosulus, a wild edible mushroom which has been subjected to different drying methods were determined. The fresh mushroom was collected from a farmland in a rural community in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample was shared into three equal parts representing shade dried, oven dried and sun dried. The dried samples were powdered and proximate, mineral and phytochemical...

Author(s):Adedeji O. Adebiyi and Ayodele A. Oyedeji

Minimum acceptable diets and associated factors for children aged 6 – 23 months in North Shoa, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

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Background: Appropriate complementary feeding practice is essential in the first two years of life for satisfactory growth and development of children and for prevention of childhood illness. Insufficient quantities, frequency and inadequate quality of complementary foods have a detrimental effect on health and growth in this critical period. The aim of this study was to assess minimum dietary diversity and meal frequency...

Author(s):Getu Gizaw, Gudina Tesfaye

Development of Mathematical Modelling and Practical Study for Drying Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) using a Novel Halogen Dryer

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This study was conducted to dry tomato using thin layer Halogen dryer with the thickness of 10 mm in the temperature range of 60-80°C. The impact of temperature on the drying kinetics of the tomato slices was determined. The Fick’s diffusion model was applied to describe the water transport during tomato dehydration. The effective moisture diffusion was found to vary between 7.96×10-9 and 1.07×10-8 m2/s. Three...

Author(s):Asaad Rehman Al-Hilphya, ZainabMusaddaq Al-shalaha, Deepak Kumar Vermab and Dipendra Kumar Mahatoc

The Physical Properties and Chemical Compositions of Three Ethiopian Rice Varieties Compared to Tef Grain

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This study was intended to investigate the physical properties and chemical compositions of the three rice varieties grown in Ethiopia. Evaluation included determination of moisture, ash, crude fiber, crude fat, crude protein, carbohydrate, Fe, Zn, Ca and phytic acid contents. The data analysis was conducted using SPSS Version-22. Duncan’s multiple range test was used for the mean comparison at P

Author(s):Sintayehu Legesse

Physico-chemical and Microbiological Evidence of Drinking Water Quality in Ugbowo, Benin City, Nigeria

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Potable water is unarguably indispensable in the existence of Man. Adequate supply of safe drinking water is imperative as many dangerous diseases can be associated with unclean water used for consumption purposes. This study investigated the physico-chemical and microbiological qualities of portable water in Ugbowo, Benin City, Nigeria. A total of five different potable water sources were investigated and were selected...

Author(s):EZENWEANI Sunday Raymond and EZENWEANI Emmanuel Chidi

Antioxidant, Phytochemical and Nutritional properties of Underutilized Fruits of Dillenia indica and Annona squamosa

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In the present study, the antioxidant, phytochemical and nutritional properties of two underutilized edible plants like Dillenia indica and Annona squamosa were evaluated. For this purpose, water extract of tested fruits were used for the determination of antioxidant potential through total antioxidant activity (TAA), DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl) radical scavenging, hydroxyl radical scavenging and ferric ion...

Author(s):Anu Sharma Daizy R. Batish Kirti Negi, Harminder Pal Singh and Ravinder Kumar Kohli

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