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 May, 2012; 6(9)

May 2012

Nutritional and microbiological characterization of pulp powder of locust bean (Parkia biglobosa Benth.) used as a supplement in infant feeding in Northern Benin

  The microbiological and nutritional characterization of locust bean pulp powder (Parkia biglobosa) was investigated. Bacteria and fungi were isolated from this product. The bacteria isolated were essentially fecal coliforms. The fungal isolates were Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium digitatum. The mean total plate count of samples was 2.8 × 103 cfu/g, while the...

Author(s):   Edwige Dahouenon-Ahoussi, Euloge S. Adjou, Evelyne Lozes, Leila L. Yehouenou, Roméo Hounye, Nasif Famy, Mohamed M. Soumanou and Dominique C. K. Sohounhloue

May 2012

PStudy of the antifungal activity of essential oil extracted from seeds of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. for its use as food conservative

  The objective of this study was to evaluate in vitro antifungal activity of dry seeds’ essential oil extracted from Foeniculum vulgare Mill. The screening of antifungal activity was carried out by the diffusion and microatmospheric method. Results obtained indicate that fennel seed essential oil has an inhibiting effect on the tested strains. The method of dilution enabled us to evaluate...

Author(s): M. Barkat and A. Bouguerra

May 2012

Assessment of nutrients and sensory qualities of brine pre-treated catfish, smoked with two different woods’ smoke

  woods such as Anthonata mycrophylla and Dialium guinensis were studied. Thirty catfishes weighing 475 ± 50 g were harvested, killed, eviscerated and rinsed thoroughly under tap water and were divided into 3 batches of ten fishes and were immersed in 10% brine solution for 30 min. Each batch was smoked for 4 h with woods’ smoke of A. mycrophylla, D. guinensis and gas oven,...

Author(s):   Agbabiaka L. A., Amadi A. S., Madubuko C. U., Nwankwo F. C. and Ojukannaiye A. S.  

May 2012

Occurrence of fumonisins and deoxynivalenol in stored maize used in industrial productions in Zaria Nigeria

  Fifty three samples of four varieties of maize were obtained from 18 storage facilities in Zaria and its environs, all within Kaduna State, Nigeria and plated directly on potato dextrose agar (PDA). Samples which yielded Fusarium species were further tested for the presence of toxins. Seven samples yielded fumonisins alone, while both fumonisins and deoxynivalenol (DON) were found in three...

Author(s):   Amina M. Ahmed El-Imam   , Joseph B. Ameh    and I. O. Abdullahi