African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 900

Full Length Research Paper

Oil yields for Allanblackia parviflora (tallow tree) in Ghana: the effects of oil extraction methods, tree morphology and environmental characteristics

Wilfred Sefah
  • Wilfred Sefah
  • School of Science, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027, Perth, Western Australia.
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Pierre Horwitz
  • Pierre Horwitz
  • School of Science, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027, Perth, Western Australia.
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Mary C. Boyce
  • Mary C. Boyce
  • School of Science, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027, Perth, Western Australia.
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Lydia Sefah
  • Lydia Sefah
  • Environment Department, Newmont Gold Ghana Ltd., Ahafo, Kenyasi, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 11 June 2019
  •  Accepted: 10 July 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2019


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