African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 836

Table of Content: 15 April, 2012; 6(7)

April 2012

Nutrition for safer pregnancy, motherhood and infant survival

Maternal nutrition has long-lasting effects on the health of the offspring. The ability of mother to provide nutrients for her unborn baby is a critical factor for fetal health and its survival. Failure in supplying the adequate amount of nutrients to meet fetal demand can lead to fetal malnutrition. The fetus responds and adapts to under nutrition but by doing so it permanently alters the structure and function of the...

Author(s): Adenuga W and Ayinde F. A.

April 2012

Effect of sprouting on the chemical and nutritional qualities and phenolic alkaloid content of lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) seeds

The chemical and nutritional qualities of lotus seeds sprouted in water at different temperatures (25 and 35°C) and water to seed ratio (1:2.5, 1:3.75, 1:5, 1:6.25 and 1:7.5), and their embryos’ phenolic alkaloids content were determined and compared to the non-sprouted lotus seeds (control). Sprouting of the seeds resulted to significant increases in the crude protein and crude lipid and decreases in protein...

Author(s): Purintraphiban Sathithon and Xia Yan-bin

April 2012

Production and quality attributes of vegetable wine from Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn.

Juice was extracted from dark red cultivar of Roselle calyx (Hibiscus sabdariffa) using water at a temperature of 100°C for 20 min in an automatic steam-jacket kettle. The juice was treated with 250 ppm. of sodium metabisulphite and sucrose was added to raise the sugar content of the juice. Pure wine yeast strain (Saccharomyces cervisiae) was inoculated into the juice to initiate fermentation. The resultant...

Author(s): Idolo Ifie, Taiwo O. Olurin, and Johnson O. Aina