African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 809

Full Length Research Paper

Estimation of folate content of cultivated and uncultivated traditional green leafy vegetables in Nigeria

Ejoh S. I.
  • Ejoh S. I.
  • UMR408 SQPOV Sécurité et Qualité des Produits d'Origine Végétale, INRA, Avignon Université, F-84000 Avignon, France.
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Wireko-Manu F. D.
  • Wireko-Manu F. D.
  • UMR408 SQPOV Sécurité et Qualité des Produits d'Origine Végétale, INRA, Avignon Université, F-84000 Avignon, France.
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Page D.
  • Page D.
  • UMR408 SQPOV Sécurité et Qualité des Produits d'Origine Végétale, INRA, Avignon Université, F-84000 Avignon, France.
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Renard C. M. G.
  • Renard C. M. G.
  • UMR408 SQPOV Sécurité et Qualité des Produits d'Origine Végétale, INRA, Avignon Université, F-84000 Avignon, France.
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  •  Received: 03 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 26 July 2019
  •  Published: 30 September 2019

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