African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 907

Full Length Research Paper

Quality assessment of Ugali blended with orange-fleshed sweet potato to alleviate vitamin A deficiency in Tanzania

Roman M. Fortunatus
  • Roman M. Fortunatus
  • Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Google Scholar
Amarat H. Simonne
  • Amarat H. Simonne
  • Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611, United States.
  • Google Scholar
Richard J. Mongi
  • Richard J. Mongi
  • College of Health Sciences, University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 18 November 2020
  •  Published: 30 April 2021

References

Ameny MA, Wilson, PW (1997). Relationship between hunter colour values and β-carotene contents in white-fleshed African sweetpotatoes (Ipomoea batatas Lam). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 73(3):301-306.
Crossref

 

Association of Official Analytical Chemist (AOAC) (2000). Official methods of analysis (18th ed.).

 
 

Arias R, Lee TC, Logendra L, Janes H (2000). Correlation of lycopene measured by HPLC with the L*, a*, b* colour readings of a hydroponic tomato and the relationship of maturity with colour and lycopene content. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 48(5):1697-1702.
Crossref

 
 

Bao B, Fweja L (2020). Evaluation of the potential of freshly bred orange-fleshed sweet potato varieties in combating vitamin A deficiency. Tanzania Journal of Science 46(1):1-8.

 
 

Bechoff A, Poulaert M, Tomlins KI, Westby A, Menya G, Young S, Dhuique-Mayer C (2011). Retention and bioaccessibility of β-carotene in blended foods containing orange-fleshed sweet potato flour. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59(18):10373-10380.

 
 

Bengtsson A, Namutebi A, Alminger ML, Svanberg U (2008). Effects of various traditional processing methods on the all-trans-β-carotene content of orange-fleshed sweet potato. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 21(2):134-143.
Crossref

 
 

Bengtsson, Anton, Larsson Alminger M, Svanberg U (2009). Invitro bioaccessibility of β-carotene from heat-processed orange-fleshed sweet potato. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57(20):9693-9698.
Crossref

 
 

Burri BJ (2011). Evaluating Sweet potato as an intervention food to prevent vitamin A Deficiency. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 10(2):118-130.
Crossref

 
 

Calvin O (2014). Physical properties of dry-milled maize meals and their relationship with the texture of stiff and thin porridge. African Journal of Food Science 8(8):435-443.
Crossref

 
 

CDC (2014). IMMPaCt: Micronutrient Facts | DNPAO | CDC.

View

 
 

International Potato Center (CIP) (2006). Report. "McKnight Foundation CCRP East African Regional Sweetpotato Project Annual Report," International Potato Center, Nairobi, April 2005-March 2006.

 
 

Darmon N, Ferguson EL, Briend A (2002). A cost constraint alone has adverse effects on food selection and nutrient density: An analysis of human diets by linear programming. The Journal of Nutrition 132(12):3764-3771.
Crossref

 
 

Davies BH (1976). Carotenoids. In Chemistry and biochemistry of plant pigments (T. W. Goodwin). London: Academic Press.

View

 
 

De-Regil LM, Suchdev PS, Vist GE, Walleser S, Peña-Rosas JP (2011). Home fortification of foods with multiple micronutrient powders for health and nutrition in children under two years of age. In The Cochrane Collaboration (Ed.), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 
Crossref

 
 

Dimitrov NV, Meyer C, Ullrey DE, Chenoweth W, Michelakis A, Malone W, Boone C, Fink G (1988). Bioavailability of beta-carotene in humans. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 48(2):298-304.
Crossref

 
 

Fransis FJ (1962). Relationship between flesh colour and pigment content in squash. Proceedings of the American Society for Horticultural Science 81(408):14.

 
 

Gannon B, Kaliwile C, Arscott SA, Schmaelzle S, Chileshe J, Kalungwana N, Mosonda M, Pixley K, Masi C, Tanumihardjo SA (2014). Biofortified orange maize is as efficacious as a vitamin A supplement in Zambian children even in the presence of high liver reserves of vitamin A: A community-based, randomized placebo-controlled trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 100(6):1541-1550.
Crossref

 
 

Hagenimana V, Carey EE, Gichuki ST, Oyunga MA, Imungi JK (1998). Carotenoid contents in fresh, dried and processed sweetpotato products. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 37(5):455-473.
Crossref

 
 

Hagenimana V, Low J, Anyango M, Kurz K, Gichuki ST, Kabira J (2001). Enhancing vitamin a intake in young children in Western Kenya: Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes and women farmers can serve as key entry points. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 22(4):376-387.
Crossref

 
 

Hagenimana V, Oyunga MA, Low J, Njoroge SM, Gichuki ST, Kabira J (1999). The Effects of Women Farmers' Adoption of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes: Raising Vitamin A Intake in Kenya | ICRW. 

View

 
 

Hof KH van het, West CE, Weststrate JA, Hautvast JGAJ. (2000). Dietary Factors That Affect the Bioavailability of Carotenoids. The Journal of Nutrition 130(3):503-506.
Crossref

 
 

Ihekoronye AI, Ngoddy PO (1985). Integrated Food Science and Technology for the Tropics. Macmillan.

 
 

Itle RA, Kabelka EA. (2009). Correlation Between L*a*b* Colour Space Values and Carotenoid Content in Pumpkins and Squash (Cucurbita spp.). HortScience 44(3):633-637.
Crossref

 
 

Kimura M, Kobori CN, Rodriguez-Amaya DB, Nestel P (2007). Screening and HPLC methods for carotenoids in sweetpotato, cassava and maize for plant breeding trials. Food Chemistry 100(4):1734-1746.
Crossref

 
 

López de Romaña D, Olivares M, Brito A (2015). Introduction: Prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 36(2 Suppl):S95-S97.
Crossref

 
 

Low J, Walker T, Hijmans R (2001). The potential impact of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes on vitamin A intake in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Paper Presented at a Regional Workshop on Food Based Approaches to Human Nutritional Deficiencies 9-11.

View

 
 

Low JW, Mwanga ROM, Andrade M, Carey E, Ball AM (2017). Tackling vitamin A deficiency with biofortified sweetpotato in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Food Security 14:23-30.
Crossref

 
 

Lukmanji Z, Hertzmark E, Mlingi N, Assey V, Ndossi G, Fawzi W (2008). Tanzania Food Composition Tables (1st ed.). Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Dar es Salaam - Tanzania, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC), Dar es Salaam - Tanzania and Harvard School of Pubic Health (HSPH), Boston, USA.

View

 
 

Lyana AZ, Manimbulu, N (2014). Culture and Food Habits in Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Human Ecology 48(1):9-21.
Crossref

 
 

Magee PJ, McCann MT (2019). Micronutrient deficiencies: Current issues. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 78(2):147-149.
Crossref

 
 

Ministry of Health, Zanzibar MoH, NBS, Zanzibar OCGS, ICF. (2016). Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator Survey 2015-2016.

View

 
 

Mitra S (2012). Nutritional Status of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes in Alleviating Vitamin A Malnutrition through a Food-Based Approach. Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences 02(08).
Crossref

 
 

Muhihi A, Gimbi D, Njelekela M, Shemaghembe E, Mwambene K, Chiwanga F, Malik VS, Wedick NM, Spiegelman D, Hu FB, Willett WC (2013). Consumption and acceptability of whole grain staples for lowering markers of diabetes risk among overweight and obese Tanzanian adults. Globalization and Health 9:26.
Crossref

 
 

NBS, ICF (2011). Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2010. National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) [Tanzania] and ICF Macro.

 
 

Nyotu HG, Alli I, Paquette G (1986). Soy supplementation of a maize based Kenyan food (ugali). Journal of Food Science 51(5):1204-1207.
Crossref

 
 

Ramakrishnan U (2002). Prevalence of micronutrient malnutrition worldwide. Nutrition Reviews 60(5 Pt 2):S46-S52.
Crossref

 
 

Ritchie H, Roser M (2017). Micronutrient Deficiency. Our World in Data.

View

 
 

Ross AC, Hodges JK, Wei C, Li Y (2020). Vitamin A. In Essential and Toxic Trace Elements and Vitamins in Human Health (pp. 202-214). Elsevier. 
Crossref

 
 

Seroczy?ska A, Korzeniewska A, Sztangret-Wi?niewska J, Niemirowicz-Szczytt K, Gajewski M (2006). Relationship between carotenoids content and flower or fruit flesh colour of winter squash (Cucurbita maxima Duch.). Folia Horticulturae 18(1):51-61.

 
 

Simonne AH, Kays SJ, Koehler PE, Eitenmiller RR (1993). Assessment of β-carotene content in sweetpotato breeding lines in relation to dietary requirements. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 6(4):336-345.
Crossref

 
 

Simonne E, Boozer R, Simonne A (1999). Yield, ear characteristics, and consumer acceptance of selected white sweet corn varieties in the Southeastern United States. HortTechnology 9(2):289-293.
Crossref

 
 

Tadesse TF, Nigusse G, Kurabachew H (2015). Nutritional, microbial and sensory properties of flat-bread (Kitta) prepared from blends of maize (Zea mays L.) and orange-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) flours. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering 5(1):33-39.

 
 

Takahata Y, Noda T, Nagata T. (1993). HPLC determination of beta-carotene content of sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas] cultivars and its relationship with colour values. Japanese Journal of Breeding (Japan). 
Crossref

 
 

Thiex N., Manson H, Anderson S, Persson JÅ (2002, March). Determination of Crude Protein in Animal Feed, Forage, Grain, and Oilseeds by Using Block Digestion with a Copper Catalyst and Steam Distillation into Boric Acid: Collaborative Study [Text].

View

 
 

Tomlins K, Rees D, Coote C, Bechoff A, Okwadi J, Masingue J (2010). Sweet potato utilization, storage, small-scale processing and marketing in Africa. In Sweet potato: Post harvest aspects in food, feed and industry. Nova Science Publishers Inc.

 
 

Tumuhimbise GA, Namutebi A, Muyonga JH (2009). Microstructure and in vitro beta carotene bioaccessibility of heat processed orange fleshed sweet potato. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 64(4):312-318.
Crossref

 
 

Tumwegamire S, Kapinga R, Zhang D, Crissman C, Agili S (2004). Opportunities for promoting orange-fleshed sweetpotato as a mechanism for combat vitamin-a deficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Crop Science Journal 12(3):241-252.
Crossref

 
 

Ukom AN, Adiegwu EC, Ojimelukwe PC, Okwunodulu IN (2019). Quality and sensory acceptability of yellow maize ogi porridge enriched with orange-fleshed sweet potato and African yam bean seed flours for infants. Scientific African 6:e00194.
Crossref

 
 

UNICEF (2020). Sustainable Development Goals and children in Tanzania: Sustainable Changes start with Children P 164.

View

 
 

USDA (2005). United States Standards for Grades of Sweetpotatoes. United States Department of Agriculture.

View

 
 

USDHHS, USDA (2015). 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (8th ed.).

 
 

Van den Berg H, Faulks R, Granado HF, Hirschberg J, Olmedilla B, Sandmann G, Southon S, Stahl W (2000). The potential for the improvement of carotenoid levels in foods and the likely systemic effects. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 80(7):880-912.
Crossref

 
 

Van Zeben W., Hendriks TF (1947). The absorption of carotene from cooked carrots. Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Vitaminforschung. International Journal of Vitamin Research. Journal International De Vitaminologie 19(3-4):265.

 
 

West CE, Eilander A, van Lieshout M (2002). Consequences of Revised Estimates of Carotenoid Bioefficacy for Dietary Control of Vitamin A Deficiency in Developing Countries. The Journal of Nutrition 132(9):2920S-2926S.
Crossref

 
 

World Health Organization (WHO) (1998). Distribution of vitamin A during national immunization days.

View

 
 

World Health Organization (WHO) (2009). Global prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in populations at risk 1995-2005: WHO global database on vitamin A deficiency.

View

 
 

World Bank (2012). Action plan for the provision of vitamins and minerals to the Tanzanian population through the enrichment of staple foods (No. 69991; pp. 1-57). The World Bank.

View

 
 

World Bank (2020). Sub-Saharan Africa. World bank group. databank.worldbank.org › poverty › Global_POVEQ_SSA

 
 

Zegeye M, Singh P, Challa A, Jemberu Y (2015). Development of maize based orange - fleshed sweet potato flat bread for lactating Mothers at Hawassa Zuria Woreda, SNNPRS, Ethiopia. 2015(55):183-190.